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Federal Labor to deliver a safety boost for Mid North Coast.



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Federal Labor to deliver safety boost for Mid North Coast

Brendan O'Connor,Frederik Lips posted Thursday, 12 August 2010

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor and the Candidate for Lyne Frederik Lips today announced that a re-elected Gillard Labor Government will fund initiatives to combat crime and anti-social behaviour on the Mid North Coast.

$100,000 will be allocated for three crime prevention projects:

· $60,000 to run Midnight Basketball in Taree, Kempsey and Port Macquarie.

· $25,000 for an Aboriginal Youth Cultural Education and Mentoring Camp.

· $15,000 for the LoveBites program, aimed at preventing child abuse, to be run in all High Schools in Lyne by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN).

“These important local projects aim to reduce the incidence of crime and anti-social behaviour across the Mid North Coast,” Mr O’Connor said.

“Everyone deserves to feel and be safe. These projects will help build brighter futures for local young people and create a safer community for everyone,” he said.

“The young people of the Mid North Coast deserve every chance to lead productive and healthy lives. The Gillard Labor Government is helping to achieve that with this investment,” Frederik Lips said.

Safer Suburbs is a partnership between the Gillard Labor Government, other levels of government and the local community to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

During Federal Labor’s first term, 21 projects were rolled out across Australia. These projects have boosted community security infrastructure and helped vulnerable groups in the community to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our community.

The $100,000 for this commitment will be fully offset over the forward estimates, consistent with the Gillard Labor Government’s commitment to return the budget to surplus in 2013, three years ahead of schedule.

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