Janine Freeman MLALabor Member for Mirrabooka

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WA Labor makes crime and safety in suburbs a priority

Tuesday 04 Dec 2012


Janine Freeman said the Safer Suburbs Fund extended the scope of organisations currently eligible to receive funding under the existing Community Safety and Crime Prevention fund.


"The size of the existing program is limiting the number of applicants who can be successful for funding," she said.


"Further, the Barnett Government has slashed the amount of funding available under the fund from $2million to $1.25million a year for the next three years.


"Increasing the funding available under the Safer Suburbs Fund will provide more opportunities for community, sporting, Indigenous and multicultural groups to apply.


"WA Labor is committed to increasing this funding and the details of this will be presented in the lead up to the 2013 State election.


"WA Labor will use crime statistics and work with police, local councils and communities to identify crime hotspots."