Police were called to an out of control party at Yandina.
Police were called to an out of control party at Yandina.

Yandina teens defy LNP's new Facebook party laws

UP TO 20 Sunshine Coast police officers and the dog squad had to be called to diffuse an out-of-control Facebook party at Yandina on Friday night.

More than 200 teenagers, aged 13 to 20, filled the Stevens St home, from the street through to the backyard.

Police were notified of a disturbance when a neighbour called 000 after hearing loud music and a large contingent of "young drunk people".

Officers called for back-up immediately after arriving about 9.30pm.

In attempts to move party-goes on, a 16-year-old girl was arrested for "scratching" two police officers - a male and female - on the arm.

She was charged with obstructing police, resisting arrest and assaulting police.

Nambour Police officer in charge Gary Brayley said the father of the organiser was unaware of the party.

"It seems they had been left at home alone and organised the party via Facebook without the knowledge of the parent," Snr Sgt Brayley said.

It took officers from 9pm-12.30am to shut down the party.

Several noise complaints were made by residents in adjoining Farrell and Fleming Sts streets.

The party came after Police Minister Jack Dempsey introduced tough new legislation cracking down on out-of-control parties into parliament on September 12.

"We commenced drafting the so-called 'Facebook Party' legislation in response to a rapid rise in the number of out-of-control parties," Mr Dempsey said.

"Many of these dangerous parties have stemmed from social media advertising and it is about time those hosting such parties are held to account for putting the lives of participants in danger."

Mr Dempsey said the new laws would see those who hold out-of-control Facebook parties fined up to $12,000.

"I have had enough, police have had enough and the community has had enough of alcohol- and drug-fuelled violence stemming from parties," he said.



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