"Underage Party Permit": No Glass, Adults Serve Alcohol, First Aid On Scene

To help curb out of control parties

"Underage Party Permit": No Glass, Adults Serve Alcohol, First Aid On Scene (Julia Nastogadka)

A former police officer is calling for underage parties to be covered by Victoria's responsible service of alcohol rules.

Naomi Oakley now runs U-Nome Security, a security company which specialises in functions for teenagers and young adults. She's made a submission to the state government for "statewide uniformity and planning" to help better large parties.

Under the current laws parents are may serve alcohol to minors if their parents have given written permission, legislation which Ms Oakley says gives them licence to absolve themselves of responsibility for their child's actions.

She cites inconsistent approaches to regulation as one of the key issues and is pushing for an overhaul which would see adults required to apply for a permit and give Victoria Police 28 days notice before an event.

Ms Oakley points to an out-of-control rave at Box Hill which saw 750 children show up to a venue with no risk management or first aid as a primary example of why change is needed.

12 police units were needed to shut it down.

"I believe it is our duty to do something before more young people are harmed or killed," she says in the report.

WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED?

1. A permit must be obtained by any adult planning an event
2. This must be registered with Victoria Police 28 days in advance
3. It must be in a "safe home" or "preferred venue" 
4. The permit must nominate a reasonable end time to the surrounding community
5. One adult must be present for every 20 guests up to 21 years old.
6. Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) laws must apply for the age group up to 21. This includes a no glass policy, adults to serve drinks in clear plastic vessels, ice in drinks and water served frequently 
7. Must engage a security firm: two crowd controllers for the 100 guests, one for every additional 100
8. For over 300 guests, must engage a qualified first aid organisation such as St John's Ambulance
9. Must have a post-event transport plan. Taxis must be ordered at least 30 minutes prior to the event's end due to altercations often occurring between guests waiting for transport

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