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Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie

Extra Funding Boost For Victims Of Crime

Victor P Taffa

Victims of crime will continue to be supported as the Newman Government today announced the recipients of a new round of funding.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said $100,000 will be shared between two organisations, Save the Children Fund Australia and Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre.

“These combined organisations provide vital services from the Gold Coast to Townsville.” Mr. Bleijie said.

Save the Children Fund Australia will use this money towards delivering their Positive Discipline program for parents who are victims of domestic and family violence.

Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre will provide training of community agencies’ staff to assist clients who are at risk of becoming financially disadvantaged.

“This funding will also promote much needed awareness and understanding of the impact crime can have on victims, their family and the wider community.” Mr. Bleijie said.

“Unfortunately crime remains prevalent in our society.”

“Victims of crime do not have to walk through life alone; these organisations are here to help.” Mr. Bleijie said.

“I’m delighted this funding will enable these organisations to pursue their important support programs across our vast state.”

Mr. Bleijie said both organisations applied through the Victims of Crime Services Building Capacity Funding Program for these specific projects.

“I encourage all organisations to apply for the next rounding of funding.” Mr. Bleijie said.

“The Newman Government is committed to helping Queenslanders in need and this funding is another way we can achieve that.”

Victim Assist Queensland will call for submissions early next year.


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