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Projects from Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland win top Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

Media Release

24 November 2004

Media release from Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator the Hon Chris Ellison

Projects from Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland have taken out this year's $10,000 top national prize at the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2004, held today at Parliament House in Canberra.

Presenting the awards, the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison congratulated all award winners for their initiative and commitment to building safer communities.

The winning projects are the Glendonald Park Improvement Initiative in Churchill, Victoria; the Pathways to Prevention Project in Queensland and Tasmania's Crime Stoppers Youth Challenge.

"The winning projects show us that together, we can make a difference to the communities we live in," Senator Ellison said.

"The three major prize winning projects have made positive changes in their communities in ways that can easily be repeated throughout Australia."

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

In 2004, 35 projects shared $116,000 in prize money and another 13 earned merit certificates.

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