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Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards to reward successful community projects

Media Release

17 October 2002

Four successful community-based crime and violence prevention projects will receive national awards worth $10,000 each at the annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards on Thursday 24 October. Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison will present the awards, to representatives of the winning projects from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

The projects focus on preventing vehicle theft and interference in car park "hot spots", engaging young people and encouraging pro-active burglary prevention in homes. These will share $40,000.

Two Special Awards for Major Technological Innovation and Design will go to projects from Victoria and Western Australia.

A further 37 projects will share $91 000, and 24 projects will receive certificates of merit.

The Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards cover projects involving local government intiatives, ethnic communities, Indigenous communities, rural communities, violence against women, and drug and alcohol-related violence among other categories.

  • What: Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards
  • When: 9.00am, Thursday 24 October
  • Where: Mural Hall, Parliament House
  • Who: Minister for Justice and Customs Senator Chris Ellison