Published: 8 May 2023
Country Needs People has urged the Federal Government to ensure inflation does not undermine the important work of Indigenous Rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas in looking after Country.
Country Needs People CEO Patrick O'Leary is concerned indexation of the Indigenous land and sea sector is not keeping up with inflation, running at more than seven per cent and set to stay high for the foreseeable future, meaning an effective a cut to their land and sea management efforts if not addressed.
"We understand Indigenous Ranger contracts nationally have an inflation adjustment figure of 1.6 % or less per annum which is woefully inadequate", he said.
"If something does not change this will equate to millions of dollars of effective cuts across the sector, which will be felt keenly at the grassroots level by every group".
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