Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, and Federal Labor Candidate for Chifley, Ed Husic, today announced Doonside Technology High School will receive $183,000 under the Secure Schools Program.
The funding will pay for security gates on all entrances to the school and help with the upgrade of security fencing to protect school buildings and car parks.
“This funding is another example of the Gillard Labor Government investing in better schools,” Ed Husic said.
“I welcome this investment in school infrastructure to help ensure our students, teachers and support staff can learn in a safe environment.
“Many young families in the local area are doing it tough and we are determined to continue to invest in health and education to move the community forward.
Federal Labor has invested $20 million over four years in the Secure Schools Program to assist at-risk government and non-government schools to meet their security needs.
“The program is aimed at helping schools most at risk to address the safety and security issues that affect them and their students,” Mr McClelland said.
Funding under the Secure Schools Program can be used for a range of measures including improved fencing, lighting, CCTV, and other improvements to buildings.
This is in stark contrast to the policies of Tony Abbott, who would take the nation backwards with cuts to education, including cuts to computers in schools and Trade Training Centres in high schools.
Mr Abbott’s cuts would mean more than 1,800 secondary schools and 1.2 million students would miss out on the chance to start learning a trade at high school and 120,000 students nationwide will miss out on a new computer.