Supporting Aboriginal employment

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have provided strong feedback that career pathways and possible future employment is a key action that will underpin community involvement in natural resource management issues.

The ACT Regional Body and ACT Government previously supported the Yurung Dhaura Aboriginal Land Management team working in the Lower Cotter Catchment. Team members have won numerous awards for their work on Country including a National Landcare Award. All trainees found paid employment or further study opportunities following completion of the traineeship, including 3 who have advanced their careers in Aboriginal NRM.

Ginninderra Catchment Group has an Aboriginal Landcare Group. One of the aims of this group is to provide trainee experience in looking after country for young Aboriginal People.

All three Catchment Groups supported an Aboriginal Green Army team, which provided training and employment opportunities for nine young Aboriginal people.