Indigenous Rangers

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A Shorten Labor Government will double the number of full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rangers, providing the required funding over five years, to over 1,600 full-time-equivalent Indigenous Rangers under the Working for Country program.

Indigenous Rangers are good for jobs and good for the environment. Labor is backing them all the way. More than a third of Indigenous Rangers are women, delivering jobs and empowerment in remote communities.

Combining the latest environmental science with traditional knowledge and training in conservation, Indigenous Rangers are well placed to protect and rehabilitate their land. It’s what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have always done.  

Labor is serious about providing meaningful jobs in remote areas, with real social, economic and cultural benefits to flow from Working on Country.