Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

27 December 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Supporting our most vulnerable

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to supporting vulnerable Tasmanians and organisations like the Salvation Army who help give those in need a hand-up.

That is why we are providing the Salvos with $110,000 to continue the Street Team project in Hobart and run a trial in Launceston.

The safety initiative operates in the Hobart entertainment district around Salamanca and the waterfront area, on Friday and Saturday nights between 10.30 pm and 3 am.

It involves teams of trained volunteers and a Salvation Army staff member providing support and assistance to vulnerable people who may be at risk of harm or causing harm to others, due to alcohol and other drug misuse.

The benefit of a strong economy and a much stronger Budget is that we are able to take real action to do more to help vulnerable Tasmanians and this funding will allow for the extension of the program to Launceston.

The Hodgman Government is committed to assisting Tasmanians who are in need of support.

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