Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Plan to Cut Party Violence

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Plan to Cut Party Violence

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Byline: comment DAVID BANCROFT david.bancroft@dailyexaminer.com.au

YESTERDAY I received a call from former Victorian police officer Naomi Oakley who had heard about the rioting in Yamba at the weekend.

Naomi, who is now the managing director of U-NOME Security, has a string of suggestions to reduce the amount of violence occurring at parties for young people.

She said the suggestions were to be introduced as a bill into the Victorian parliament this session.

Here are some of them:

"I propose that any adult hosting an event should apply for a permit.

This permit would help prevent alcohol and drug-fuelled violence at and around events by mandating that events:

* a.) Must be registered with Victoria Police 28 days in advance.

* b.) Must be in a 'safe home' or 'preferred venue' (see definitions).

* c.) Must nominate an end time reasonable to the surrounding community.

* d.) For the age group up to 21, must provide at least one responsible adult per 20 guests. …

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