Dear Minister Wyatt,
Congratulations on your historic appointment as the Minister for Indigenous Australians – it is significant for all Australians that an Aboriginal man holds this important position and can bring your perspective and lived experience to the portfolio and the cabinet.
I am a supporter of the Country Needs People campaign calling to grow and further secure funding for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas. I hope you share my view that these two programs are delivering powerful benefits for people and nature across the country, and I recognise your positive engagement with Indigenous rangers and the Country Needs People campaign to date.
Ahead of the first week of Parliament, I wish you all the best in your new role, and I look forward to seeing your plans for supporting the future of these important programs of such value to every Australian.
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We’d like to pause for a moment to recognise and welcome the significant announcement of Ken Wyatt, Noongar, Yamatji and Wongi man, as Australia’s first ever Indigenous member of Cabinet and Minister for Indigenous Australians. This is a moment of note for all Australians. We offer our sincere congratulations to Mr Wyatt in the important and challenging role he is taking on.
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Photo credit: We note with appreciation Minister Wyatt’s participation in a number of Country Needs People events in Parliament and his previous willingness to meet and discuss the importance of working on country. Now that the election is settled, we are very much looking forward to talking with Minister Wyatt more about the future growth and security of Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas.