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1. What Treasurer Jackie Trad said before the last election.
Before the election in 2017, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Jackie Trad said:
“A re-elected Labor Government will continue to support this special program and look for ways to build upon its successes to date.”
Since then, the growth in the program has stalled. Considering the size of Queensland and the community demand, this is not enough. Join us in calling for the Queensland government to grow the number of Indigenous ranger jobs in Queensland.
2. Working for Queensland
Indigenous rangers are delivering powerful results for nature and for people in Queensland. Rangers are tackling the threats of feral animals, invasive weeds and destructive wildfires, as well as rescuing and researching wildlife, maintaining tourism sites, and protecting cultural sites. All that at the same time as delivering the inspirational benefits of meaningful work that people are proud to do.
Queensland’s Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program is internationally acclaimed for its outstanding results across some of the most ecologically special environments in the world.
But there is an urgent need to grow the number of Indigenous ranger jobs to meet the scale of environmental need and demand from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.