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Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003

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Title

Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003

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Tabled Paper 1123

Collection

Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2003-10-16

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Tabled by Delia Lawrie

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/307061

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/346011

Page content

Written Submissions NLC Caring for Country Unit Volume 2 Cane Toad Inquiry Report 69 Characteristics of Aboriginal Ranger programs - points for consideration when Government employees work with Aboriginal Ranger groups It is essential that activities with rangers are well planned and supported with: Flexible employment arrangements that are worked out in consultation with the local people on individual communities. Senior elders should be consulted and employed as advisors when and where available; Real wages for work (this may include part-time or seasonal options or top-up for CDEP workers); Day to day mentoring of personnel where appropriate (an example for such mentoring may mean working with rangers for a week or more and then returning every month for follow-up); Rangers sufficiently resourced with necessary materials to carry out the work; and Incorporate appropriate on-ground training, delivered on site or in the community. CONCLUSIONS The impacts of cane toads throughout the Northern Territory reduces people's quality of life and the value of any investment in preserving our conservation areas. The consequence of cane toads in the Northern Territory warrants immediate action and continued research to find a long-term control. Aboriginal people and their lifestyle is severely and significantly affected by the consequences of cane toads on their lands. Trials to assess the success of cane toad free zones should be begun immediately and expanded if successful. Aboriginal people have a role to play in such measures as they are extremely concerned about the effects of cane toads. Keeping cane toads off islands is an important message for everyone living or visiting the Northern Territory. Continued reinforcement in order to maintaining these islands as quarantine areas free of cane toads is required.


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