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COMMONWEALTH FUNDING FOR QUEENSLAND CRIME PREVENTION http://law.gov.au/aghome/agnews/1997news/308.htm

MINISTER FOR JUSTICE — THE HON. DARYL WILLIAMS AM QC M P--------------------------

17 July 1997

COMMONWEALTH FUNDING FOR QUEENSLAND CRIME PREVENTION

Crime prevention in Queensland is being assisted through a leadership and strategic coordination Commonwealth program and today I am pleased to announce funding for Queensland's Healing for Harmony program to boost State-based crime prevention.This is part of an Australia-wide series of programs coordinated through the $13 million National Campaign Against Violence and Crime (NCAVAC).The Healing for Harmony program will develop an alternate education scheme focusing on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth at risk.lt will address issues

such as identity and place, lack of motivation suspension/exclusion/truancy, unemployment, homelessness and substance use and abuse.This partnership project is based in Mt Isa and will involve the Puttatama Aboriginal Corporation together with

the local Aboriginal community and Education Queensland. Indigenous young people throughout Australia face similar problems to those being addressed by Healing for Harmony.Today's Commonwealth funding will be used for a teacher providing literacy and numeracy skills and an Administrator plus other support material. Commonwealth funding complements a range of existing Queensland programs.

The Commonwealth Government, through NCAVAC, is funding pilot crime prevention programs in each State and Territory and will coordinate the findings and outcomes to make successful programs available to all areas of Australia.

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