This weekend on 60 Minutes, heart-breaking ramifications for a family at the centre a one-punch attack, the “doomsday preppers” building their bunkers, and the notion of eating goat meat.
This Sunday marks a desperately sad anniversary for Ralph and Kathy Kelly. It will be five years since their beautiful 18-year-old son Thomas died after being punched in a coward attack. For the Kellys, it’s been five years of turmoil and trauma. After the horror of their son’s death, Ralph and Kathy wanted some good to happen so they campaigned to change drinking laws in Sydney. There was an immediate and dramatic reduction in alcohol-fuelled violence. But not everyone agreed with the new regulations and the family found themselves a target for sustained and cruel abuse. Then last year, their other son, Stuart, Thomas’s little brother, committed suicide. Once again they were forced to make sense of the unthinkable. On 60 Minutes, Ralph and Kathy Kelly speak publicly about their loss for the first time and tell Allison Langdon how they firmly believe that had Thomas not been killed, Stuart would still be alive. For the Kelly family the ripple effect of “one punch” goes on but their courage is as remarkable as their resolve to continue helping others. And with the help of the National Rugby League, they are doing just that.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Nick Greenaway
Here’s some bad news and some good news. First the bad: the Doomsday Clock is currently set at two and a half minutes to midnight, which is the closest the world has been to monumental catastrophe for the last 64 years. We can thank nuclear weapons, climate change, North Korea and Donald Trump for that scary scenario. But the good news is that it’s not too late to protect yourself against the looming threats, and there are plenty of so-called “doomsday preppers” doing just that. They are building extraordinary bunkers and bolt-holes, and filling them up with everything they need to withstand the disintegration of civilisation. But as he glimpses the end of the world, Peter Stefanovic discovers there’s even some more bad news: the cost of survival doesn’t come cheap.
Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producer: Grace Tobin
It was only a few years ago that out beyond the back of Bourke goats were considered nothing more than a blight on the landscape, the worst kind of feral pest. But in an inspired reversal of fortune the Billy goat has become King Billy. Soaring prices for goat meat mean clever farmers have been turning a problem into profit, and Australia has become the world’s largest exporter of the product. The delicious irony though is that despite saving their bacon, most farmers can’t stomach the thought of eating goat. They have remained steadfast beef and mutton men. That is until Charles Wooley introduced them to celebrity chef, Luke Mangan.
Reporter: Charles Wooley
Producer: Nick Greenaway
8:45pm Sunday on Nine.