LABOR COMMITS $95,000 TO FATHER CHRIS RILEY’S
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $95,000 to purchase a BBQ and activities trailer to support Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets to undertake youth outreach programs in Wyndham.
This election will be a choice between quality services to get young people off the streets or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos. The young people of Wyndham deserve quality services to help them when they are doing it tough.
Youth Off the Streets is a non-denominational community organisation delivering culturally appropriate and tailored programs that work to prevent anti-social behaviour, and connect youth workers with at-risk young people to foster community cohesion and social inclusion.
The ability of Youth Off the Streets to undertake this important outreach work in Western Melbourne is currently limited by the availability of borrowed equipment from their New South Wales- and Queensland-based programs.
If elected, a Shorten Labor Government will contribute $95,000 towards the purchase of office equipment and a new BBQ and activities trailer that will be based in Wyndham to expand Youth Off the Streets programs in our community.
This commitment is in addition to Labor’s $8 million investment to support other new programs to be rolled out by Father Chris Riley’s vital Youth Off the Streets program to tackle youth homelessness and disadvantage across Australia.
“Since arriving in Wyndham in January 2018, Youth off the Streets has employed local youth workers who have assisted countless young people to connect with services in their local community,” said Federal Member for Lalor Joanne Ryan MP.
“Youth Off the Streets has demonstrated a commitment to breaking the cycle of disadvantage for many young people in our community by offering support and help to access the services they need.”
They are also running engagement programs directly with some of our local schools.
“Having worked in local schools as a teacher and principal for 27 years, I understand the importance of ensuring that our local young people have access to support services which allow them to develop connections in the broader community,” said Ms Ryan.
Unlike the Liberals, who will take any opportunity to cut funding for community services, Labor has a firm, enduring commitment to improving opportunities for all Australians.
This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better funding for community services or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.
THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019
Authorised by Noah Carroll, Australian Labor Party, Canberra
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