I am one of more than 80 000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians calling on all parties to:
- Double funding for Indigenous ranger jobs and Indigenous Protected Areas;
- Secure a long term future for these programs; and
- Set a long term target of 5000 Indigenous ranger jobs nationwide.
Across Australia, Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas are delivering results for the benefit of every Australian. Rangers are maintaining tourism and cultural sites, tackling feral animals and invasive weeds, supporting research and limiting dangerous wildfires. At the same time, the transformative effect of meaningful work is delivering role models, career and business opportunities and more in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Will you support the call to grow and secure Indigenous ranger jobs and Indigenous Protected Areas for the long term?