MEDIA RELEASE – LABOR TO INVEST $3 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVES IN DARWIN AND PALMERSTON

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MEDIA RELEASE – LABOR TO INVEST $3 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVES IN DARWIN AND PALMERSTON

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3 million in Darwin and Palmerston to improve community safety as part of its National Crime Prevention Fund.

Over the past two years, Labor’s Crime and Justice Taskforce has travelled across Australia talking to local communities affected by crime.

Federal Labor has spoken to those on the frontline of community safety who are working to address the challenges of family violence, alcohol abuse, incarceration and anti-social behaviour.

Recognising that real change requires all levels of government, business and community to work together, Federal Labor will invest $3 million towards improving safety in the community.

Today’s announcement will allow the Darwin City Council and Palmerston City Council to nominate high-quality community safety initiatives up to $1.5 million for each council in funding from the Federal government. This funding can go towards community safety infrastructure (such as lighting, CCTV or bollards) or projects run by local community organisations.

Labor is committed to improving the safety of all Australian communities. This announcement builds on Labor’s recent commitment to expand legal assistance for Australian families and provide an additional 20,000 Flexible Support Packages nation-wide to assist Australians affected by family violence.

MONDAY, 25 MARCH 2018