Sign the petition for more Indigenous rangers in Queensland

    More Indigenous rangers for the long term in Queensland

    Sign to add your voice to the call for more Indigenous rangers for the long term in Queensland.

    Indigenous rangers are working for Queensland: Protecting nature, supporting cultural strength, creating jobs for people to support their families, opening up new opportunities for men and women, young and old, and creating genuine and positive partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

    Indigenous rangers are producing environmental, economic and social outcomes for the benefit of all Australians.

    The below message will be sent to the State MP in your electorate, as well as the Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt and Environment Minister Steven Miles.  

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    This message will be sent to the Treasurer and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister, the Environment Minister and your MP

    Dear ,

    Indigenous rangers are working for Queensland and should be grown for the long term.

    Indigenous rangers use a unique mix of traditional knowledge and modern science to protect nature and sustain our native plants and animals. Rangers are combatting feral animals and the spread of damaging weeds, managing wildfires, protecting cultural sites, maintaining sustainable tourism opportunities and supporting research. But Queensland is a vast state, and more effort and support is needed to ensure many millions of hectares of land and sea gets the management it needs.

    As well as protecting nature, these programs support cultural strength, create meaningful work for people in regional and remote Queensland, open up new opportunities for men and women, young and old, and create genuine and positive partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

    Indigenous rangers are producing environmental, economic and social outcomes for the benefit of all Australians.

    The Queensland Indigenous ranger program should grow and its future should be secured for the long term. I ask you to support the call to double funding and secure long term contracts for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas, and set a long term target of 5000 Indigenous land and sea management jobs.

    Yours sincerely,

     

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    Hear from a Queensland Ranger

    Indigenous Rangers do a great job of managing land and sea country to control fire, feral animals, invasive weeds, ghost nets and much more, at the same time as creating local jobs that people are proud to do.
    video: Phillip Mango, Nanum Wungthim Land and Sea Ranger Coordinator