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Catwalk beats criminology -- for now
Model Courtney Martin, of New Acton, will defer her studies to pursue a career in modelling.
Photo: Graham Tidy
Aspiring criminologist Courtney
Martin has put her studies on hold
to focus on the catwalk.
The 22-year-old has been
selected to model at Melbourne
Spring Fashion Week, one of 12
models to take to the fashion
runway for StageLabel, a design
For Miss Martin, the opportunity
has come at the perfect time.
"This is the biggest event in
Australia for fashion, there will be
a lot of people there and a lot of
scouts. It's a massive opportunity
"At the start of 2013, I went to an
Australia's Next Top Model
audition and got told I need to be
more confident and work on my
modelling. I took that as
constructive criticism . . . I've
definitely boosted my confidence.
You would hardly recognise me
from five years ago to today."
Miss Martin recently deferred
her studies, in criminology and
criminal justice by distance at
Griffith University, to focus on her
"What I want to do is become a
psychological profiler. It's just
fascinating. I did the first semester
and went really well, it's full on, but
it's definitely what I want to do."
However, she wants to try her
hand at modelling first.
"Modelling is hard work. It's a
really full-on industry to work in,
there is a lot of negativity and
you've got to take it on the chin.
There are always going to be people
who love you and people who hate
you in the industry, and it has really
made me grow and make me more
resilient as a person." Miss Martin's
goal is to pursue modelling as a
career, and eventually continue her
studies and finish her degree. She
said she was thrilled to be chosen
from more than 100 models who
auditioned for Melbourne Spring
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICING
Tipping off police on Facebook a safety risk
Up to five times a week, ACT
Policing receives tip-offs from the
public via Facebook or Twitter,
despite warnings against the
ACT Policing Senior Constable
and team leader of online Troy
Roberts said despite good
intentions, people who nominate a
name or post a tip-off to the wall of
ACT Policing's social media sites
can put personal safety at risk.
"Most people on Facebook have
their name and their picture so if
they post [a name], obviously that
person who was nominated knows
who that person is now,'' Senior
Constable Roberts said.
"We will say to the person we are
deleting your post, it is for your
protection . . . but rest assured your
information has been forwarded to
The launch of Facebook for ACT
Policing on February 20 this year
came a few days earlier than
planned, following reports of a
baby in a stolen car.
The story received the biggest
uptake to date, sparking a public
search for the vehicle and baby.
The incident generated more
than 215,000 views, 2500 shares,
1000 likes and over 300 comments.
"We launched a couple of days
early because that type of incident
was exactly the reason we went into
In that case, Twitter and
Facebook played a huge part in
what we did on that day."
"It's a great communication tool,
and it's a great tool to exchange
information quickly but as far as
reporting a crime, there are
timeliness issues and there's
nothing better than talking to the
To share information on a
crime, contact CrimeStoppers
on 1800 333 000. Information
can be provided anonymously.
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