LIBERALS TARGET PUBLIC HOUSING PLAYGROUND IN BUDGET CUTS
Tony Abbott’s horror budget targets children in public housing.
Funding will be cut to the Adventure Playgrounds program, operating on public housing estates.
Adventure Playgrounds provides supervised outdoor play spaces for children living in public housing units and gives access to nutrition and education programs.
The $2.7 million cut means the total budget for each of the five playgrounds will be halved for the next three years, resulting in fewer programs and less supervision.
The cut comes after the Napthine Liberal Government announced it would reduce Victoria’s social housing stock for the first time in history.
Quotes attributable to Mr Wynne:
“Not even our most vulnerable children are safe from Liberal cuts.”
“All children deserve a supervised outdoor space, especially those who live in public housing units, but now it’s all under threat.”
“Under the Liberals, you’re on your own.”
- The five adventure playgrounds in the Victoria are located at public housing estates in St Kilda, Prahran, Fitzroy, Kensington and South Melbourne.
- The adventure playgrounds are a legacy of the Whitlam Government and have been a sanctuary for imaginative play for generations of children living in public housing.
- The adventure playgrounds have been opened 364 days a year, but this is unlikely to continue.