CCTV pledge for crime hotspots

OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott has pledged to return $50 million to CCTV and other measures to battle street crime in "local hotspots" around the country.

Mr Abbott made the pledge to return up to $50 million from proceeds of crime funds, money which was returned to consolidated revenue by the Labor Government in the May budget to bolster its surplus.

The Coalition, on Monday, released its "plan for safer streets" in Melbourne following public reaction in the Victorian capital to the murder of Jill Meagher.

He said the money would go to installing more street lighting and CCTV cameras in areas a federal Coalition government would identify as "local crime hotspots".

The policy did not allocate any specific funds to areas of high street crime in regional areas, and did not outline the criteria which would apply to grants available under the $50 million promise.



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