Sign the petition calling for more Indigenous ranger jobs in Queensland

Before the election in 2017, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Jackie Trad said: 
 
A re-elected Labor Government will continue to support this special program and look for ways to build upon its successes to date.” 
 
 Since then, the growth in the program has stalled. Considering the size of Queensland and the community demand, this is not enough. Join us in calling for the Queensland government to grow the number of Indigenous ranger jobs in Queensland.
Indigenous rangers are delivering powerful results for nature and for people in Queensland. Rangers are tackling the threats of feral animals, invasive weeds and destructive wildfires, as well as rescuing and researching wildlife, maintaining tourism sites, and protecting cultural sites. All that at the same time as delivering the inspirational benefits of meaningful work that people are proud to do.

Queensland’s Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program is internationally acclaimed for its outstanding results across some of the most ecologically special environments in the world. 

But there is an urgent need to grow the number of Indigenous ranger jobs to meet the scale of environmental need and demand from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Dear Environment Minister, Treasurer and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister,

CC: Local MP, Premier

Your government now has a chance to deliver environmental, economic and social benefits for every Queenslander through more support for the Indigenous ranger program.

Before the election, representatives from Labor said:
“A re-elected Labor Government will continue to support this special program and look for ways to build upon its successes to date.”

Ahead of next year's Budget, please tell me what your Government will do to match these words with specific commitments to grow Indigenous ranger jobs and ensure strong operational support. This is a great opportunity for people and nature in our state, and will create jobs for Queenslanders where they are needed most.

Yours sincerely,
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Join the call

Join us in sending a message to Queensland politicians to match their words with action.

    Indigenous rangers are delivering jobs for the regions and practical environmental results that benefit every Queenslander.

    As your local constituent, I strongly support growing the number of Indigenous ranger jobs.

    The Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program has a great reputation, and we need to build on that. Rangers are tackling feral animals, invasive weeds and destructive wildfires, at the same time as delivering benefits to local communities and families.

    Successive governments have recognised that the ranger program is working for Queensland and supported its growth, but we know in a big state there is so much more environmental and community demand. In the past, the LNP has backed ranger work and I would like to hear your plans for continuing to strengthen it into the future.

    What will your party do to grow and secure the Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program?


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