Liberals to raid Crime Fund

The Shadow Minister for Home Affairs and Shadow Minister for Justice, Jason Clare, today condemned the plan by the Abbott Government to raid the National Crime Prevention Fund and cut funding to organisations like Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC).

The $40 million National Crime Prevention Fund provides funding to PCYC, Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets, local councils and non-government organisations to prevent crime and help young people falling off the tracks and getting involved in crime.

Earlier this year the Attorney General’s Department considered applications from hundreds of Councils and non-government organisations across the country. The Attorney General’s Department selected the projects to be funded, based on the best submissions and focused on areas with high crime rates.

“Now the Liberal Government looks like it is going to rip this money out of the hands of organisations like PCYC and Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets”, Mr Clare said.

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said today:

“We are in the process of advising organisations who were promised funding under the national crime prevention fund not to make any financial commitments on the basis of commitments made by the former government”.

“This Government’s priorities are all wrong. They are happy to spend taxpayers’ money on going to weddings but they are cutting millions of dollars to PCYC and other organisations to fight crime.”

“Tony Abbott needs to step in today and confirm that PCYC, Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets and these other organisations will get to keep this funding.”

“If he doesn’t it will mean more crime in Western Sydney and other parts of Australia” Mr Clare said.

A list of all the grants allocated under the National Crime Prevention Fund is attached.




PCYC and Blue Light Organisations



PCYC NSW Ltd                                                  Back on Track @ PCYC NSW                           $1,262,076

PCYC NSW Ltd                                                  PCYC NSW – “Making Men”                               $635,877

PCYC NSW Ltd                                                  Girls Choice Project                                             $213,107

PCYC NSW Ltd                                                  Cars for Crime Prevention                                   $612,927



Clarence PCYC                                                 Reaching Out       TAS                                         $46,150

Launceston PCYC                                             Launceston PCYC Pathfinders Program          $225,091

Bridgewater PCYC                                            Breaking the Link                                                 $168,900

Huon Valley PCYC                                             PROJECT “PATHFINDER”                               $115,620



Inner North West Blue Light Foundation          Young people working together                           $300,000

Sunbury PCYC                                                   Time to Shine Program                                        $40,000

Yarra Blue Light Inc                                           “Two Hands Can Clap”                                         $298,169



Blue Light SA Inc                                                New Integrated Living Skills Program                  $300,000



Queensland Blue Light Association                  Blue Light Promise Program                             $201,129

Queensland Blue Light Association                  Torres Strait Blue Light PR Program                $267,769

Queensland PCYC                                             Team Up Queensland Project                            $350,000

Queensland PCYC                                             Spectrum Project                                                 $100,060

Queensland PCYC (Emerald)                           Flexi School                                                          $66,572

Queensland PCYC (Innisfail)                             Lead Like Legends                                              $35,640

Queensland PCYC (Crestmead Branch)           Bikes4All Project                                                $96,266

Queensland PCYC( Edmonton and Cairns)      PACT (Prevent, Act, Create, and Talk)                 $171,373

Queensland PCYC (Charters Towers)               CORE (Circle of Respect Evolution)                    $125,000

Queensland PCYC (Bowen branch)                  Resilience for Life                                                 $152,000

Queensland PCYC (Redcliffe Branch)              Suspension Outcomes Support (SOS)               $53,845

Queensland PCYC (Yarrabah Branch)              KICK ‘N’ HABITZ Program                                   $100,000

Queensland PCYC (Cooktown Branch)            Deadly to be me!…Program                                  $199,973

Queensland PCYC (Beenleigh Branch)             Beating the Odds                                                 $150,000



Canberra Police Community Youth Club Inc     “Engage cafe”                                                       $230,000



Northern Territory PCYC                                    Youth Disengagement Program   NT                   $35,700



Western Australia PCYC (Midland)                   Community Youth Centre Re-Integrate              $127,812

Western Australian PCYC (Carnarvon)             Youth Engagement Project                                 $121,902

Western Australian PCYC                                  Youth Engagement Service                                 $298,700


Not for Profit Youth Crime Prevention Projects



Access Community Group Project 2528                                                                                         $298,000

Anglicare (NSW) Youth Homelessness Outreach Program (YHOP), Parramatta                       $300,000

Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development International Crime Prevention Project       $29,500

Information and Cultural Exchange No Bars Project                                                                       $70,000

Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre Building Bridges Project                                                       $272,001

Marist Youth Care Limited  Com4Unity – Connecting Our Minds For Unity Project                    $270,662

Mission Australia (NSW) Project Alternate                                                                                      $237,000

Mission Australia (NSW) Act Now Together Strong (ANTS) Court Liaison Program                 $228,552

National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy– Central West NSW                                          $300,000

National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy– South Sydney NSW                                         $300,000

Penrith Skills for Jobs Community Youth Engagement Initiative                                                    $140,000

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region Inc. LOVE BiTES Project                                        $212,441

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Tharawal Crime Prevention Program                                      $300,000

 The Episcopal Conference of the Roman Catholic Church Red Dust Healing by Caritas           $300,000

The Salvation Army (NSW) Outreach Service – City of Sydney                                                     $300,000

The Emmaus Project – Family Preservation Case Worker Program                                            $145,939

Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) Youth Mentoring Program                                   $297,934

Youth Insearch Foundation (Aust) Inc Rural Crime Prevention Program Project                          $280,000



Anglicare North Queensland, Drink Safe Precinct, Northern QLD                                                $299,757

Avon Youth Community and Family Services, Learning Engagement and Achievement           $300,000

IN-STeP: Industry-School Training Partnership Association IncNew Directions Program          $300,000

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Ltd  Undunu                                                $300,000

Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland Youth at Risk Network (YARN)                                   $185,000

Micah Projects Inc Joint Inner City Youth Homeless Outreach                                                      $253,280

Mona Aboriginal Corporation Mona Horsemanship Program                                                      $300,000

Ohana For Youth Inc. Swimming for Success                                                                                $43,200

Roman Catholic Diocese of Townsville Kalpin Ngartathati Young People’s Group                  $271,464

Roman Catholic Trust Diocese of Townsville Centacare Kids and K9s                                     $300,000

The Salvation Army (Queensland) Brisbane Flexi-Schools for Crime Prevention                     $300,000

Vocational Partnerships Group, Get Set 4 Life QLD                                                                    $269,500

Youth Service Providers Inc. CRE8 ALTERN8TIVES  (Create Alternatives)                             $300,000



Brotherhood of St Laurence Joining the dots for African Youth and Their Families Project         $237,903

Centre for Multicultural Youth Reach Outreach                                                                                   $260,500

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative Peeneeyt Maarr (Strong tribes)                                            $150,000

Junction Support Services  Youth Re?engagement Program                                                         $305,559

Merri Community Health Services Limited                        Tracks VIC Program                             $200,000

Operation Newstart Inc. The provision of youth workers for Operation Newstart                           $300,000

SHINE for Kids Cooperative Limited Positive Pathways for Young People  Project                    $300,000

The Youth Junction Incorporated Crime Choices and Consequences with P.A.R.T.Y Project     $153,838



Community Arts Network Western Australia Respect Skate Park Program                                   $300,000

David Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Broz Project                                                                            $299,680

Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre Inc Learning for LIFE                                        $281,000

Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation “Leading the Way” Youth Leadership Program    $194,321

Save the Children Australia M.Y. Van East Kimberley                                                                       $320,183

Shire of Derby, West Kimberley Derby Youth Crime Prevention Project                                         $298,900

Wanslea Family Services Inc. Parenting between Cultures Project                                                 $75,000



Groote Eylandt & MIlyakburra Youth Development Unit Inc. – New Beginnings Project               $197,425

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Darwin Community Council Project                          $300,000



Lutheran Church of Australia, Street Smarts: Local youth developing their local area                   $222,141

Mission Australia SORTed Program                                                                                                   $299,999

Sammy D Foundation Incorporated Connect to Re?engage Project                                              $297,000

Town of Gawler Reconnecting Gawler’s Youth: a Youth Crime Prevention Project                       $70,000



Ravenswood Neighbourhood House Mobilising Ravenswood Project                                            $294,363

Training Opportunities and Options for Learning Inc. TOOL Youth Employment Challenge          $190,000

Youth Insearch Foundation (Aust) Inc Tasmanian Crime Prevention Challenge                             $280,000


Local Council Safety Infrastructure Projects                      Project Name         State   Electorate               Funding



Alice Springs Town Council     Ensuring security at premier Alice Springs sporting facilities         $195,250

City of Darwin                           Lighting in Darwin’s Open Spaces to Achieve Crime Prevention   $300,000

Roper Gulf Shire Council         Roper Gulf Community Safety Through Dark Spot Reduction        $486,843

East Arnhem Shire Council      Improving the Yirrkala Youth Drop-In Centre NT                              $75,000



Aurukun Shire Council               Improving the Aurukun Sports & Recreation Precinct                   $343,300

Boulia Shire Council                 Boulia Solar Street Lighting  QLD                                                   $139,668

Cairns Regional Council           Early Intervention in Cairns Youth Crime                                        $368,000

Central Highlands Regional      CouncilCreating a safer Blackwater                                               $68,000

Doomadgee Shire Council       Restoration of Doomadgee Community Pride Program              $98,198

Kowanyama Shire Council      Kowanyama CCTV Monitoring Project                                           $150,000

Goondiwindi Regional Council Installation of CCTV Camera System in Goondiwindi                  $115,500

Palm Island Shire Council        CCTV System in Palm Island                                                           $250,000

Sunshine Coast Council           Secure Sunshine Coast Sports                                                       $145,838

Tablelands Regional Council    Atherton Tablelands CCTV Priority Project                                   $100,000

Gold Coast City Council           Gold Coast Safer Streets Project                                                    $200,000

Logan City Council Logan        Safety Camera Expansion Program                                              $184,000

Northern Peninsula Council     Security system upgrades                                                                $39,309



Ballarat City Council                 Ballarat Municipal Asset Surveillance System                              $85,000

City of Casey                           Doveton-Eumemmerring Connections                                            $200,000

City of Greater Dandenong      Menzies AvenueSafety Infrastructure Improvement Plan             $200,000

Frankston City Council             Activating Keys Street in Frankston Town Centre VIC                 $250,000

Hume City Council                   Lighting the Way for a Safer Hume City Community                     $300,000

Mitchell Shire Council              Improving Public Safety in Mitchell Shire                                       $100,000

Greater Shepparton Council    Shared Pathway Safety Lighting – Victoria Park Lake               $200,000



Bankstown City Council           Lights, Camera, Bankstown!                                                           $477,800

Bellingen Shire Council            Bellingen Swim Centre Safe and Secure Program                     $10,696

Blacktown City Council            CCTV in Blacktown City Project                                                      $199,054

Bourke Shire Council               Bourke Township Expansion and Upgrade of Digital Cameras  $150,000

Broken Hill City Council           CCTV in Broken Hill                                                                           $200,000

Burwood Council                      Burwood City Safe CCTV Program                                                 $473,655

Canterbury City Council           Anzac Mall Place Management Strategy                                         $500,000

City of Canada Bay                  Implementation of Mobile CCTV Cameras in Canada Bay           $100,000

Coffs Harbour City Council      Coffs Harbour Park Beach Reserve Security Upgrade                 $259,500

Coffs Harbour City Council      Toormina Sports Complex Crime Prevention                                 $103,825

Dubbo City Council                  Dubbo’s Apollo Estate CCTV Installation                                        $66,000

Fairfield City Council                Fairfield CCTV – Infrastructure and Operations Management     $300,000

Gilgandra Shire Council           Gilgandra CBD CCTV Project                                                        $150,000

Griffith City Council                  CCTV System in City Park, Griffith                                                  $200,000

Liverpool City Council              CCTV in the Liverpool City Centre                                                  $300,000

Maitland City Council               A Safer City – A Watchful City (Maitland)                                       $99,680

Maitland City Council               Rutherford Eye Watch                                                                      $86,660

Moree Plains Shire Council      Boggabilla Safer Communities Initiatives                                    $281,874

Moree Plains Shire Council      Lighting and CCTV for the Railway Car Park and Gosport St       $75,537

Newcastle City Council            Safer Newcastle  NSW                                                                        $100,000

Parramatta City Council           Parramatta Public Safety CCTV Network                                        $400,000

Singleton Council                     Installation of Fencing and Gates Across Howe Park, Singleton   $7,635

Wellington Council                    CCTV in Wellington CBD – Stage 2                                                $200,000

Wyong Shire Council               Renewing the Lake Haven Precinct                                                  $194,600

Moree Plains Shire Council      Lighting and CCTV for Jellicoe Park and Moree                          $88,725

Sutherland Shire Council         Sutherland Shire Mobile CCTV Strategy                                         $174,200

Tamworth Regional Council     Lights, Camera, Action in Tamworth                                               $300,000



City of Adelaide                        New Adelaide Oval Pedestrian Safety Project                               $490,000

City of Charles Sturt                 City of Charles Sturt CCTV Project                                                  $37,100

City of Port Augusta                 Upgrade and Extend CCTV Surveillance in Port Augusta             $170,000

City of Salisbury                       Salisbury Safer City Centre                                                                $200,000



City of Bunbury                        Bunbury CCTV Network Extension                                                 $235,000

City of Bunbury                        Glen Iris CCTV Project                                                                     $41,000

City of Bunbury                        Withers Urban Renewal Community Safety Project                      $85,000

City of Fremantle                     Fremantle Safer Streets                                                                  $244,613

City of Joondalup                     CCTV and Lighting Enhancements in Central Park, Joondalup    $300,000

City of Rockingham                 Securing the City of Rockingham                                                      $200,000

City of Vincent                          City of Vincent Closed-Circuit Television Strategy 2013-2018     $200,000

Town of Victoria Park              Security Lighting Upgrades in the Town of Victoria Park               $100,000

City of Perth                             Fielder Street Perth Pedestrian Lights                                               $52,000



George Town Council              Installation of fixed CCTV system in George Town                       $16,446


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