- Almost $500,000 for the Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation to operate a local ranger program.
- This investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
- The Coalition Government is investing $550 million investment in Indigenous rangers, supporting more than 2,500 ranger jobs across the remote Australia.
Indigenous rangers in the Katherine region will be locally empowered through the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy grant to take control of its ranger program.
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today announced almost $500,000 to support the Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation (MLMAC) run its ranger program locally.
This transition to new local hosting arrangements was voluntary and delivers on the Government’s commitment to support local communities to take delivery of ranger groups at a local level, to support more jobs and more control on the ground.
This announcement is especially significant as the Mimal Rangers today celebrated their independence.
Minister Scullion said that it isn’t controversial to suggest that it is local communities that best understand their own needs.
“Local administration of ranger programs empowers communities to shape their own future”, Minister Scullion said.
“Indigenous rangers play a fundamentally important role in protecting the land from environmental threats and conserving threatened species, marine systems and cultural places.
“That is why we have invested more than $550 million over seven years supporting more than 2,500 Indigenous rangers working across Australia.”