Voices of Support - Country Needs People

Country Needs People - Supporter Voices

• Need for penalties for tourists who cause destruction of land or significant cultural areas. • Need for government to recognise biodiversity and other environmental values of Indigenous managed land. • Need for political (policy) and financial support for conservation. • Indigenous participation on a wider scale and inclusion of TEK. • Broader education (campaigns) for tourists to respect land rights and no go zones. • More Indigenous land and sea management agencies and ranger groups to enable greater access to country, maintenance of cultural responsibilities (e.g. policing the taking of local species of fauna or objects as souvenirs), feeling of being and belonging, and employment. • Protection and arrangements required in land use planning and development application processes to protect culture. For example: protection of family campsites, birthing sites, grave sites, plants, bores, wells, hunting and gathering grounds.