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Canberra Times: It's a rubbish tip: Skyfire fallout

The following article was published in the Canberra Times on 22 March 2010. It discusses some of the unfortunate aftermath of the Skyfire event that was held by Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday 20 March 2010: It’s a rubbish tip: Skyfire fallout BY GRAHAM DOWNIE 22 Mar, 2010 08:51 AM Canberra’s annual Skyfire event has again left Lake Burley Griffin and surrounds strewn with refuse, broken glass and overturned garbage bins.

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ACT Policing: Police to focus on underage drinking at Skyfire

ACT Policing will be targeting underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at Skyfire tomorrow night (Saturday, March 20), with parents urged to be aware of their children’s whereabouts at all times. An estimated 130,000 people attended last year’s Skyfire event over Lake Burley Griffin. Of the large crowd, only one adult male was lodged in the Regional Watch House for being intoxicated and disorderly in a public place. However police detained approximately 40 juveniles for intoxication and/or underage drinking. These minors were held in temporary youth detention areas at the venue, and parents were called to collect them from the event.

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