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SAFETY FIRST: St George police are working with the community to help give opportunities to all.
SAFETY FIRST: St George police are working with the community to help give opportunities to all. Contributed

ST GEORGE police are tackling community challenges head on, by supporting the local indigenous community through a number of programs, including the recent Murri's on the Move initiative.

Senior Sergeant Paul Tabrett said local police were keen to be a part of the program.

"Rural and remote communities face a myriad of challenges, so when the opportunity came to support local indigenous persons in dedicated training in road safety, St George police jumped on board,” Snr Sgt Tabrett said.

"The program, Murri's on the Move, provides the opportunity to teach and improve road safety within disadvantaged groups, with the specific aim of obtaining a driver's licence.

"Having a driver's licence is likely to improve mobility, job opportunities, self-esteem and is an integral part of living in the bush.

"Twenty-four participants undertook the training to enable them to qualify for a learners licence, with six being able to proceed straight onto the Provisional driver's licence.”

Police liaison officer Adam Osbourne said there are a number of resilience programs under way in St George.

"Providing training around the importance of road safety and obtaining a drivers licence is one of the building blocks for success.”


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