Published: 21 May 2016
This national review of Indigenous ranger and Indigenous Protected areas programs has found they are transforming remote communities through creating economic opportunities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Australia, as well as improving health and education levels.
Working for Our Country: A review of the economic and social benefits of Indigenous land and sea management
Commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Working for Our Country review found that significant spill over benefits for remote communities have been created, despite less than half of one per cent of the $30 billion spent by state and federal government on Indigenous issues being allocated to the Indigenous Ranger and Indigenous Protected Area programs (0.2%).
Read more about the launch of the Working on Country report by Indigenous rangers in Parliament here
A white paper by Pew Charitable Trusts and Synergies Economic Consulting
Read the report here