Why it's working for the WA?

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Our state of Western Australia is different.  It’s big, beautiful and worth looking after, and that means there is a lot of work to do to care for all of our natural and cultural heritage. We need people working on country that are supported to tackle feral animals, control weeds, manage fire and protect sacred sites. Who better than the local Traditional Owners through community based Aboriginal Rangers.  

Covid-19 made 2020 a tough year for everyone but now we need to get things back on track for the future.  Growing, extending and improving the WA Aboriginal Ranger Program can support jobs where they are valued and needed while helping our environment and cultural heritage. Ahead of the 2021 State election, it’s an important time to let your local pollie know they can improve the way WA’s Aboriginal Rangers are supported by:

  • Boosting funding for rangers statewide
  • Making sure that funding for ranger jobs and operational needs are ongoing
  • Making sure we are working closely with community based traditional owner groups so that the funding better meets their needs and priorities.

From the Kimberley to the Bight, from the Pilbara to the Central Desert, Aboriginal rangers are delivering powerful results for the people of WA. Rangers manage fire, tackle feral animals and noxious weeds, monitor and rescue wildlife, maintain tourism infrastructure, support cultural priorities and the list goes on. 

The work Aboriginal rangers do is good for the whole of WA and ranger jobs deliver the powerful benefits that meaningful employment brings to communities right across this enormous state.

There is huge demand for properly funded ranger teams across WA and it’s a key part of protecting our beautiful natural and cultural heritage.  Good for local communities, good for biodiversity, good for cultural needs and great for Western Australia!