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Reporting back… 2014-15: Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas programmes

Posted on: 6 February, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017
Related to Cultural ways Environmental health

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2016)
Reporting back… 2014-15: Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas programmes
Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This report summarises the work of over 170 Indigenous land and sea management teams, who work on caring for country projects across Australia as part of the Working on Country (WOC) and Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) programmes.

The report showcases the achievements of the WOC and IPA programs for the year 2014-15, with a focus on the number of people employed, the types of activities they are doing and the flow on benefits to the environment and local communities. There are five case studies showcased in the report:

  • Indigenous rangers at the forefront of cyclone recovery
  • IPAs, the ‘backbone’ of a flexible employment model
  • Rangers undertake fisheries compliance training
  • Indigenous ‘Learning on Country’ students graduate
  • the Riverland Ranger project has positive social benefits.

The WOC and IPA programs are an initiative of the Australian Government, and are managed by the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract