Friday, June 21, 2024

NT moves to support victims of crime with $2m boost

The Northern Territory Government has announced a raft of measures to support crime victims and improve security across the territory. 

The measures include an additional $2 million annually for Victims of Crime NT to enhance and expand support and to provide more financial assistance for vehicle and home security and community safety projects. 

The Government also announced amendments to the Trespass Act 1978 to streamline the issuing and enforcement of trespass orders and remove second chance warnings for reoffenders, as well as improvements to the Biz Secure program which will allow business to make security improvements to their premises more quickly and with a greater government contribution. 

NT Chief Minister, Natasha Fyles said the Government would always ensure victims were at the forefront of any response to crime and anti-social behaviour. 

“No Government has invested more into tackling these complex issues. We are investing in immediate short-term solutions along with long term measures to address the root causes of crime,” Ms Fyles said. 

“We are listening to victims and the community and making improvements right across the Territory – because we know Territorians want to see action.” 

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