I understand the importance of the Indigenous rangers. They work to care for country, protect our environment and preserve sites of cultural significance.
The Coalition Government is investing a record $830 million for Indigenous Rangers and Indigenous Protected areas over 10 years through to 2023. We are proud of our record investment when it comes to these critical programs.
Our record investment in rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas has resulted in over 2900 indigenous jobs. It has also allowed more areas to be cared for by rangers.
Ranger funding has grown year on year since the Coalition Government took office and we will continue to invest in rangers to grow their capacity and increase their presence. This has been our approach since first establishing the ranger program under the Howard Government.
The Coalition’s record on Indigenous rangers speaks for itself and I assure you that there is absolutely no uncertainty about the future employment of Indigenous rangers under a Liberal and Nationals Government.
The Coalition Government will continue to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in land and sea management and contribute to the achievement of environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes for communities and for all Australians.