We have been looking after country for thousands of years, and we still do so today. We came back here because country is not healthy without us. We make it palya (good).
Traditional owners, Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area
Indigenous Protected Areas make a huge contribution to protecting our country's beautiful land and sea, and the unique wildlife that lives here.
But the modest Federal Government funding for Indigenous Protected Areas is due to expire in June 2018, and demand for new Indigenous Protected Areas is high. The Government must secure long term funding for Indigenous Protected Areas in the next Federal Budget, due to be announced in May, and grow funding to support the expansion of at least 10 million hectares of land that Traditional Owners across the country are working to protect.
When you sign this petition, this message - calling on the Government to grow and secure Indigenous Protected Areas for the long term in the 2017 Budget announcement - will be sent to your local Member, the Environment Minister, the Indigenous Affairs Minister and the Treasurer.