A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3 million in Alice Springs and Katherine to improve community safety as part of its National Crime Prevention Fund.
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 nationwide to assist Australians affected by family violence.
Over the past two years, Labor’s Crime and Justice Taskforce has travelled across Australia talking to local communities affected by crime. Labor recognises that real change requires all levels of government, business and community to work together.
Federal Labor is working to address the challenges of family violence, alcohol abuse, incarceration and anti-social behaviour.
Today’s announcement will allow the communities of Alice Springs and Katherine to each nominate high-quality community safety initiatives for up to $1.5 million in Federal funding. This funding can go towards community safety infrastructure (such as lighting, CCTV or bollards) or projects run by local community organisations to prevent crime and keep the community safe.
“This investment will make a big difference to our community.” Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon said.
“It’s terrific to be in the Territory this week to make these important community safety announcements. All Australians deserve to feel safe in their community.” Shadow Minister for Justice Clare O’Neil said.
This announcement also brings Federal Labor’s total commitment on specific community safety infrastructure projects in the Northern Territory to at least $6 million.