Home' The Canberra Times : Chronicle 14-01-2014 Contents THE CHRONICLE, Tuesday, January 14 2014 - 2
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prove need for control
Behind the blue line
An out-of-control house party in
demonstrated the need for parents
to keep a closer eye on their
children's behaviour during the rest
of the school holidays.
Police were called to the Chisholm
residence just after midnight and
found extensive damage
throughout the house, including
large holes in several internal walls.
The damage bill ran into the tens of
thousands of dollars.
The sole resident of the house at
the time, a 13-year-old girl, told
police she had organised a party
while her parents were away. The
party had become out of control
when uninvited teenagers
''gatecrashed'' the party and
During the incident several
intoxicated teenagers became
aggressive toward police, which
resulted in two young people being
taken into custody.
Incidents like this show the serious
consequences when parents are
unaware of their adolescent
children's intentions. With three
weeks of school holidays still
remaining, parents are urged to
communicate to their children the
dangers of organising a party
without parental control.
Particularly, that the advertising of
a party on social media networks
greatly increases the chance of it
getting too large.
If you agree to have a party at your
premises, be a part of the planning
process. Stipulate the numbers of
guests allowed, the timeframe of
the party and, if necessary, have a
It's a great opportunity to build a
helpful relationship by advising
your neighbours, to see if they
have any concerns. Ensure there
are enough adults present to
ensure that any incidents,
including underage drinking, can
be dealt with before any problems
escalate. Finally, give police a
courtesy call to let us know the
details, including your contact
number. If an incident does occur,
this makes our job of quelling any
issues much easier.
Enjoy your summer, but do it
The Australia Day celebrations are
fast approaching and the size of
the crowds which attend the
scheduled events and
entertainment on the lawns of
Parliament House is expected to
Federation Mall will be the site for
the family entertainment, starting
with the Australia Day awards from
5.45pm on Saturday, January 25.
Organisers will protect the amenity
of the event by ensuring the
designated no-alcohol and no-
glass areas are strictly monitored,
and police will be there in number
to provide support.
400km ride in pain
for abuse victims
Alanna Davis is riding 400 kilometres around Cambodia to raise
awareness of women and children being exploited. Picture: Elesa Kurtz
ALANNA Davies has spent years
working closely with female clients
that have suffered and survived abuse.
The paralegal and practice manager
at family law firm Watts McCray in
Canberra said was time she took a
personal stand against the pervasive
abuse of women and children.
Having steered clear of Lycra bike
gear to date, Mrs Davies is now
bracing herself for a gruelling
400-kilometre bike ride around Cam-
bodia to raise money and awareness
for women and children that have
survived exploitation and violence.
She feels passionately about com-
bating the prevalence of abuse to
ensure it does not become an accepted
ill within any society.
So many files that come across our
desk have some sort of domestic abuse
whether it be physical, emotional, sex
abuse or financial, she said.
It is deemed so normal and
acceptable now and that is sad.
The Jerrabomberra mother was
inspired to take her personal stand
against violence after reading The
Road of Lost Innocence, a harrowing
story of how girls as young as five
were sold into prostitution in
I have never dealt with a client that
has suffered that sort of abuse, she
I deal with lots of clients that have
suffered some sort of abuse or another
and that is a motivator to get out and
do something about it.
While eagerly working to raise her
fundraising target of $7000 through
raffles and trivia nights, Mrs Davies
said she had let training for the
demanding 10-day ride slip.
I have been so focused on raising
the money and awareness that I
haven t had time to train, she said.
I am going to hurt when I am in
Cambodia but my attitude is that it will
be 10 days of pain and I ll just have to
suck it up.
Mrs Davies said having sore
muscles was a small personal sacrifice
she could make to ensure numbers of
women could change their lives for the
I have been able to raise money
which goes directly to women who
need it but raising the awareness is the
biggest thing, she said.
Cambodia is her first port of call,
but Mrs Davies already had plans in
motion to make a difference to the
lives of local women upon her return.
She wants to begin education
classes with young women so they can
identify and deal with situations of
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