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We're in Crisis
Australians love a drink and some see no problem at all with drinking to excess. So it may not come as a surprise to hear that most families today, in some way, are affected by alcohol abuse. The latest finding by FARE show that each year in Australia, the harm from others people's drinking results in:
70,000 victims of alcohol-related violence;
24,000 victims of domestic violence;
20,000 victims of alcohol-related child abuse;
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation was formed following the death of 18 year old Thomas Kelly, who was king hit in an unprovoked attack in Sydney’s King Cross in July 2012. Since then the Foundation’s voice has been a powerful catalyst in communicating the need for behavioural change and a push towards changing Australia’s drinking culture.
The only way real change will occur, is if the community gets together as one voice and governments make the necessary reforms to make our streets and homes safer by reducing the long-term potential harms of excessive alcohol consumption. The TKYF - through both its lobbying and Take Kare initiatives - are actively helping address this significant issue in Australia.
Excessive alcohol consumption harms falls into 3 main categories: