Richard Court

Richard Court

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    SAFER W.A. workshop goes live online

    26/10/2000 10:57 AM
     
    26/10/00

    Crime prevention goes live online this weekend with the webcast of a SAFER W.A. workshop in Armadale.

    Premier Richard Court said the webcast was the first time the State Government had used the Internet to provide live coverage of an all-day seminar.

    To be held this Saturday, the SAFER W.A. committee’s executive workshop will attract delegates from around the State to discuss crime prevention strategies.

    Mr Court said the webcast was an exciting innovation, as it allowed people involved in SAFER W.A. to be part of the day’s events.

    “There are hundreds of hard working SAFER W.A. committee members who are unable to attend the workshop, so the Internet solution will help make this event accessible to them all,” he said.

    “It also will give other Western Australians, who wish to become involved in SAFER W.A., an opportunity to learn more about the initiative.”

    There are more than 70 SAFER W.A. committees throughout the State, with more than 1,000 committee members.

    “These people are to be congratulated for taking such an active role in making Western Australia a more safe and secure environment,” Mr Court said.

    “SAFER W.A. committees are the front line of the community response to preventing crime.

    “Their role is to work in partnership with police, Government agencies and local governments to enhance local safety, security and crime prevention.”

    SAFER W.A. is a State Government initiative established in 1998 to prevent, reduce and tackle the causes of crime.

    It encourages everyone to work together against crime and share the responsibility to build a safer WA.

    The webcast begins on Saturday, October 28 at 10.25am and concludes at 4.15pm at: http://www.saferwa.wa.gov.au

    The workshop commences at 10.20am at the Armadale City Council, Function Room 1st Floor, Administration Centre, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale.

    Media contact: Justine Whittome 9222 9475