Public urged to report on wild parties

PARTIES attended and organised by young people on the Capricorn Coast could be included in a parliamentary taskforce investigation. Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan is encouraging Keppel residents to make submissions about their experiences with neighbourhood youth parties that have been either disruptive to the community or spiralled out of control.

Mr Hoolihan is a member of the Police Minister's Safe Youth Parties Taskforce which has been set up to investigate the problem of wild and out-of-control parties.

"These parties cause distress and fear for members of the general public and often require police attendance,'' he said.

He said the taskforce had been established to examine the level and extent of this problem throughout the State and to develop some recommendations on how the Government could best address this issue.

"The taskforce needs feedback from young people, parents, neighbours who have been involved in or affected by these types of parties and I encourage everyone to provide submissions about their own experiences and also their views on the issue,'' he said.

Feedback is also sought from people who have hosted successful youth parties.

Submissions will be accepted until August 12 and can be sent to either: police@ministerial.qld.gov.au or Ms J. Attwood MP, Safe Youth Parties Task Force chairwoman, c/o The Office of the Minister for Police and Corrective Services, PO Box 15195, Brisbane city east, Qld 4002.



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