As a proud Territorian who values our great natural environment and the people who make it what it is, I want to see direct investment in practical things that benefit nature and people, like Indigenous Rangers and their work caring for CountryThis means extending the highly valued and successful Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program 

Indigenous Rangers have been a fantastic success story for our Territory, and we need to keep supporting this work into the future to benefit every Territorian.   

We haven’t yet heard whether there will be ongoing support for the Ranger grants program over the next term of government, and I want to hear your plans for its extension and growth. 

From tackling the threats of invasive weeds like gamba and mimosa grasses, to cleaning up our coastlines, to managing fire to protect nature, life and property, and protecting our threatened species, there is plenty of work to do. Indigenous Ranger work provides real jobs right across the Territory from Darwin and Alice to regional and remote communities where they are badly needed. 

Our beautiful Territory environment and lifestyle depends on healthy country - that’s why the tourists come and it’s a key part of the everyday work of Rangers. If we want to create positive opportunities in the Territory, we have to invest in our local people, and you can’t get more local than Indigenous Rangers living and working in their own communities, right across the Territory. 

Please tell me you and your party’s plans to grow and extend the funding for Indigenous Rangers in the Territory to protect country and culture and help strengthen our economy.