13 September 2012

Zed to fight crime with a $100,000 community grant

| johnboy
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Zed and Jeremy have been out to announce their grand plan to “combat crime”:

if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $100,000 each year for community grants to combat crime. Mr Seselja said the grants will be given to community groups which support crime prevention.

“This initiative will assist services like Neighbourhood Watch, Victims of Crime Assistance League (VOCAL), Crime Stoppers and other community-based crime prevention groups,” Mr Seselja concluded.

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How about rebranding NHW to Neighbourhood Hoodie Watch and spending the rest on a white Commodore buy back scheme?

I welcome the thought that Neighbour Watch may get a helping hand, but really, will this make any difference? I think not.

Funny you should say that. Last election, Corbell offered $20,000 and NHW put out a media release saying how wonderful Labor is. So I guess they should jump at the promise of $100,000, but they might be waiting for an offer from Labor before getting excited. (I can’t find it, but I thought the Libs promised more money for NHW before then.)

There’s not much online, apart from the RA report on the issue (thanks JB for your excellent coverage of the 2008 election).

johnboy said :

Laura Norder Thumper.

It’s all about shouting LAURA NORDER!

Despicable and populist as it is, it works.

Have a look at how many RiotAct posts devolve into the same territory.

Gungahlin Al said :

How does the Canberra Liberals’ concern for all things law and order sit with their flagrant disregard for the laws governing election signage I wonder?

Indeed. Give me $100k and I’ll identify a group of lawbreakers. I’ll even provide pictures of them.

Gungahlin Al2:35 pm 13 Sep 12

How does the Canberra Liberals’ concern for all things law and order sit with their flagrant disregard for the laws governing election signage I wonder?

One law for the little people and one law for themselves was always my take on it.

$100,000 is not really a substantial amount of money for an organisation in a year. Particularly if it needs to be shared across many organisations.

What isn’t clear is if the $100,000 is in addition the current level of taxpayer funding received by these organisations (if any), or if the $100,000 replaces it. If it replaces it, what is the the increase/decrease over the current level of funding?

That’s a lot of dog leads.

Give me all the money and I will be a crime fighting superhero!

I’d rather they gave the money to professionals instead of nosy, interfering old busy-bodies like the neighbourhood watch, it’d be less likely to lead to unwarranted harassment and vigilantism but whatever, I mean, it’s all hypothetical really, isn’t it Zed?

I wonder what sort of answering machine crime stoppers could afford with $100,000?

CrocodileGandhi11:15 am 13 Sep 12

I know of a great garbage collection system that started from this very idea – “can’t someone else do it?”.

I’d like to see more go to Neighbourhood Watch

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