The Morrison Government continues to stamp out crime and improve community safety right around Australia, with an extra $50 million investment in the 2022-23 Budget for the highly successful Safer Communities Fund.
Our funding for the Safer Communities Fund means Sydwest Multicultural Services will benefit from almost $1 million for practical community projects to bring communities together, enhance social cohesion and support young people at risk.
Minister for Home Affairs, Karen Andrews, said the Morrison Government’s significant investment in the Safer Communities Fund would continue to keep the people of Western Sydney safe from crime, drugs, and anti-social behaviour.
“The Morrison Government will always support Australia’s national security and crackdown on crime. That’s why we’re backing local, community-led solutions through the Safer Communities Fund,” Minister Andrews said.
“We’ve not stopped there though, as a Government, we’ve increased the Australian Federal Police’s budget to $1.7 billion, and we’ve given law enforcement agencies important new powers to go after the criminal gangs and online networks targeting Australia.
“The Morrison Government’s strong management of the economy gives us the means to invest in practical community safety programs.
“In contrast, Labor ripped millions of dollars from our law enforcement and national security agencies. Only the Morrison Government can be trusted to keep Australians safe and protect our way of life.”
Liberal Candidate for Greenway, Pradeep Pathi, welcomed the funding to reduce crime and increase safety in Western Sydney.
“Almost $1 million in extra funding to support community groups and multicultural organisations is a fantastic outcome for Greenway. The funding will increase social cohesion and community connections,” Mr Pathi said.
“If elected, the people of Greenway can trust that I’ll be fighting for more local funding and support from Canberra.”
With locations in Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Penrith and Rouse Hill, SydWest Multicultural Services is a leading community services organisation supporting a range of community needs and will benefit from $956,088 in funding through the Safer Communities Fund.
More information about the Safer Communities Fund is available here.