"The election of a new Australian government offers a once-in-a-generation
opportunity to promote the self-determination of Indigenous peoples to Care for
Indigenous peoples have been leading Australia’s response to the climate
crisis, such as by harbouring deep-time knowledge of the land and water, and
managing the land through cultural burning. Yet climate change continues to
erode our cultural heritage and threatens our ongoing connection to Country.
In its pre-election budget, the former Coalition government committed A$636
million to expand the Indigenous ranger program and Indigenous Protected Areas.
The new parliament, with its greater hunger for climate action, can think even
bigger and create a new, exciting and just agenda.
I have previously written about ways everyday Australians can support
Indigenous people to heal Country. Here, I lay out practical steps and big
ideas that expand the realms of possibility in this new parliamentary era."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics