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A Coalition Government will make our streets safer by funding the upgrade and extension of the existing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security camera network in Lilydale. The $100,000 in funding announced today will allow the conversion of the current analogue system to digital and enable the installation of at least 8 new CCTV cameras. The best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it occurring in the first place. And the existing security camera network that was first established by the Howard Government has made Lilydale a safer place.
TONY SMITH MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR CASEY & GREG HUNT MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE MEDIA STATEMENT COALITION GREEN ARMY PLEDGE TO MT EVELYN Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith MP and Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Greg Hunt MP are pleased to announce that Mt Evelyn will be one of the first sites to benefit under the Coalition’s Green Army. If elected, a Coalition Government will undertake restoration work on the Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Walk as part of its commitment to build a 15,000 strong Green Army nationwide. Beginning in July 2014, the Green Army will initially deploy 250 teams to locations throughout Australia, ramping up to 1,500 projects nation-wide by 2018-19. If the Coalition wins the election, the Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Walk will be one of those first 250 Green Army projects.
LABOR’S EDUCATION FALSEHOODS The Gillard Government is running a monumentally dishonest campaign on education, promising rivers of gold flowing to schools in six years and three federal elections’ time. But at the same time it won’t release how much schools will receive over the next three years. Labor’s promises of money over the far horizon are about as believable as their solemn pledge of a budget surplus or “there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.” And the reason Labor won’t say how much schools will receive in the next three years is because many schools would have their funding reduced.
The ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program will provide funding of up to $100,000 to each Federal Electorate to help local communities commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. Each Member of the House of Representatives is appointing a local ANZAC Centenary Communities Committee to call for, and assess, applications for suitable projects and events in their electorate. I am pleased to announce the appointment of a Casey Electorate Committee composed of ten outstanding local residents with a proven track record of community contribution. Mr Ray Yates, the Principal of Monbulk Primary School will Chair the Committee. Mr Yates has strongly promoted the stories of Monbulk’s ANZACs in the community, as well as contributing to numerous community organisations. He was also a Councillor and Mayor of the Shire of Lillydale. He will be joined by: Brigadier (retired) Michael Phelps, AM, a recently retired senior member of the Australian Army now residing in Lilydale;…
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