Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Sustainable Hunting Practices

3:50 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The government is already delivering increased funding for Indigenous ranger groups as part of our record $820 million investment in rangers to 2023. This includes an additional $2.6 million for rangers in the Great Barrier Reef region. Indigenous communities and ranger groups along the reef will also benefit from the additional funding stemming from a $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation through the recent budget. The government is also providing additional funding to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which regulates hunting by either Indigenous or non-Indigenous people. In 2015 the coalition trebled the penalties for illegal hunting in the marine park.

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