See where the parties stand on Gamba action this election
The federal parties promises to tackle Gamba
Thanks to the hard work of supporters like you, gamba has been one of the most prominent issues in the Northern Territory ahead of the Federal Election. Here’s the roundup on where things have got to just a few days out from polling day.
Great news! Three major political parties have promised funding to tackle the Gamba crisis, which will certainly be a relief to the landholders, firefighters, rangers and community members who have been tackling Gamba across our landscapes.
Here’s what’s we know so far:
The Australian Labor Party
Labor has pledged $9.8 million in funding for jobs tackling gamba grass in the Territory. This includes:
- $7.6 million to create more full time Gamba Army Coordinators as well as seasonal on-ground jobs
- $2.2 million for Indigenous Rangers and Parks Australia.
The Australian Greens
The Greens have committed to a package of more than $24 million in funding for action on gamba and buffel grass in the Northern Territory, which includes:
- $9.8 million to scale up the Gamba Army
- a one-off $5 million boost to scale up ranger’s efforts in Litchfield National Park.
The Liberal-National Coalition
The Coalition has pledged $11 million towards tackling Gamba throughout the Northern Territory, including:
- $8m for grants to deliver more equipment
- $1m for Parks Australia to identify priority measures at Kakadu and Uluru national parks
- $2m for the Resilient Landscapes Hub
- $450,000 to assist Territory NRM to tackle gamba in Arnhem Land.
This is all because of you and your work in calling for political parties to take the Gamba crisis seriously. We’re proud to be part of the community that stood up to demand action on Gamba, and pleased that the federal parties are listening.
Remember, Gamba Grass Roots is non-partisan and we’ll never tell you who to vote for. But we will give a shout out to political party policies that support tackling the Gamba crisis.