Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
- The Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation will receive $984,000 over three years from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy to manage the Mangarrayi Rangers
- The Mangarrayi Rangers group provides for 4 ranger positions to provide environmental and cultural heritage management.
- The CLPs investment in ranger programmes is a record $727 million over eight years.
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation will take over management of the Mangarrayi Rangers in the Katherine region, in a win for country, culture and employment in the community.
The Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation will receive $984,000 over three years from the Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy to manage the Mangarrayi Rangers.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, congratulated the Corporation.
“Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation is highly experienced in delivering ranger projects and currently manage the successful Jawoyn Rangers,” Minister Scullion said.
“I am committed to seeing Indigenous Advancement Strategy funding primarily directed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to deliver results for their local communities.
“Our record investment demonstrates our strong and unwavering commitment to rangers both now and into the future and exposes the lies and fear being spread by Labor and their foreign funded extreme green group mates.
“Our support for Aboriginal ranger groups also stands in contrast to Michael Gunner’s and Territory Labor’s savage cuts to remote services right across the Territory,” Minister Scullion said today.
Ms Price said the Mangarrayi Rangers protect Aboriginal heritage and care for country through environmental and natural resource management, community development and education.
“A focus of their crucial work has been management of invasive species and unmanaged fires in the Roper River Catchment area.
“I am thrilled that the Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation has taken stewardship of the Mangarrayi Rangers and wish them the very best in this exciting new phase,” Ms Price said.
Mangarrayi rangers will continue to be based in Jilkminggan. The Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation has leased space for the Rangers through the Jilkminggan Community Aboriginal Corporation, further contributing to the local economy.
Indigenous rangers play a crucial role in managing and preserving country, while providing jobs and contributing to improved social, cultural and environmental outcomes.
The Coalition proudly supports Indigenous rangers, with a total investment of $727 million over eight years. This includes a focus on capacity building to support Indigenous rangers to take advantage of opportunities in biosecurity, fisheries and border protection.