South Australians are heading to the voting booths on Saturday so we wanted to make sure you know where the major parties stand on building Indigenous ranger jobs in our state.
We've heard a lot of positive statements from politicians about the value of Indigenous rangers for people and nature in Queensland, but we have not seen many real commitments for growing and securing these jobs. Here's where the major parties stand:
The SA Greens have backed a $20 million proposal for 50 new Indigenous rangers jobs across the state over the next four years.
SA Best have said they’ll support the expansion of Indigenous ranger jobs, but haven’t made a specific commitment.
While the SA Labor and Liberal parties recognised the success of Indigenous rangers in protecting nature across our state, the two major parties made no commitment to build Indigenous ranger jobs for the future.
It’s a mixed result, and there’s more work to do. We’ll continue to call for the doubling of Indigenous ranger jobs in SA and nationwide. With your support, we won’t give up until we get there.
Phone calls and visits to your local electorate office have even more weight than messages to local candidates. Would you call or visit your local MP to ask what they'll do for Indigenous rangers? Contact us for more information.
The Country Needs People campaign is non-partisan and advocates to all political representatives the value of increasing and securing funding for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas.