Labor's $1.5 Million for Community Safety Announcement a Case of Copied Homework


Tuesday, 19th March 2019

Labor's $1.5 Million for Community Safety Announcement a Case of Copied Homework

Today’s election promise by Member for Herbert Cathy O’Toole and Victorian Labor MP Clare O’Neil is a blatant case of ‘copied homework’.

Senator Macdonald said while he welcomed the Labor Party’s interest in Community Safety, they would have been better off helping groups apply for the already established Safer Communities Fund.

“In 2016 the Government established the highly successful Safer Communities fund while allows organisations and Local Governments to apply for grants up to $1.5 million for infrastructure activities like CCTV installation, lighting and fencing,” Senator Macdonald said.

“This is not an election promise by the Morrison Government like Labors announcement. Our Government has already delivered this exact program with Round 4 closing on 4th April.”

“This fund has already seen the Townsville community receive close $900,000 for CCTV and lighting, as well Palm Island Council has received close to $1 million to improve lighting.”

“Instead of wasting time playing politics Ms O’Toole should be helping her community in applying for Round 4 of the Safer Communities Fund that is open right now!”

An extra $55 million was pledged by the Morrison Government just this week bringing the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $119.9 million.

For further information and application details on the fund please visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/safer-communities-fund-round-4

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