Abbott to axe funding to Bankstown PCYC

The Abbott Government has axed $150,000 for Bankstown PCYC to help stop young people in Bankstown getting involved in crime.


This funding was going to be used to run the ‘Back on Track’ program.

‘Back on Track’ is an early-morning boxing program run by PCYC to address truancy and help young people at-risk from falling into a life of crime.

“We have high levels of crime in Bankstown. Tony Abbott should be investing more money to fight crime not ripping it away.

“This just shows that Tony Abbott doesn’t get it.

“By cutting this money this will mean more crime on the streets of Bankstown,” Mr Clare said.

PCYC is a great organisation with a strong track record of reducing and preventing crime.

This project was fully funded in the Budget. It is part of the $40million National Crime Prevention Fund.

Last week Attorney-General George Brandis revealed in Senate Estimates that the Government will axe the entire National Crime Prevention Fund including this funding for Bankstown PCYC.

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