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Money Indigenous rangers get $87m funding boost

02:10  10 july  2018
02:10  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Indigenous rangers get $ 87 m funding boost - 9News - www.9news.com.au. Landcare funding boost to include m for new Indigenous protected areas. In his budget reply speech, the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, renewed Labor’s pledge to double the number of Indigenous rangers .

Aboriginal communities are waiting for increased government funding to arrive for their ranger programs.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion. © AAP Image/Lucy Hughes Jones

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.

Rangers looking after Indigenous protected areas have been handed more than $87 million to better protect biodiversity and cultural heritage.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said 48 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations across the country will share the funding.

"Indigenous Protected Areas support First Australians, to work on land and sea country, achieving significant conservation outcomes, connecting with country and culture and promoting Indigenous business," Mr Scullion said on Monday.

There are 76 Indigenous protected areas that will get the extra funding, which was announced as part of NAIDOC week.

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