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Yamatji Nation Native Title a historic moment

07/08/2020
One of Australia’s most significant native title agreements, the Yamatji Nation Indigenous Land Use Agreement, has been registered. The announcement is a historic milestone for Indigenous people in the Mid West and...
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National Parks

National parks you MUST visit in 2020

24/06/2020
WA's regional boarders are now open, which means we can once again explore our spectacular national parks. We've put together a list of five national parks that we recommend you visit this...
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Modern Outback

Five WA Outback photographers to follow during social distancing

03/04/2020
Stuck at home social distancing and missing the WA Outback? We have you covered!We are facing an unprecedented time and everything can be overwhelming, but your social media feed doesn't have to...
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Modern Outback

We did it!

23/10/2019
Fantastic news: WA's Schools of the Air has been saved!  The McGowan Government has listened to the voice of Western Australians and today acknowledged that their education cuts went too far.  We...
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National Parks

Historic first step towards expanding WA parks estate

25/07/2019
New Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park welcomed The new Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park announced today by Premier Mark McGowan and Environment Minister Stephen Dawson is an historic first step towards the...
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Modern Outback

Land tenure reform tops pastoralists' wishlist

16/05/2019
From The North West Telegraph, Ben Leahy, 13 January 2016. Pilbara and WA pastoralists hope land tenure reform will be among the State Government’s top priorities this year, according to a farming...
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National Parks

New wildlife hotspots discovered in WA

15/03/2019
Report reveals parks as last chance to protect uniquely WA landscapes A 4-year investigation into the Create Ranger Parks properties has revealed an extraordinary series of biodiversity hotspots containing a very high number of species...
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National Parks

BREAKING NEWS: New parks for WA!

20/02/2019
Today, the WA Government has announced that it will create five million hectares of new national parks and marine parks across WA over the next five years. This is a huge win...
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Modern Outback

Highlights from an amazing year for the Outback

21/12/2018
As 2018 draws to a close, it's time to pause and reflect on the year that's been. Together, Outback supporters have worked to create a brighter future for both people and nature...
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Modern Outback

The West: WA Wins Carbon Farming Contracts

20/12/2018
By Zac Relph, The West Australian, 19 December 2018. WA pastoralists have secured a major stake in the latest round of the Federal Government’s $2.55 billion fund to underpin the nation’s carbon farming...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Finishing the year on a high!

18/12/2018
We’ve got huge news, for the environment, for Western Australia, and for supporters like you, who want to see new national parks in Outback WA. The WA Environment Minister, Stephen Dawson, has...
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Modern Outback

National carbon auction nets millions for WA pastoralists

17/12/2018
The Western Australian rangelands will benefit from a significant proportion of contracts in the latest auction round of the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). “Today’s announcement will provide the chance for...
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National Parks

People's Choice Winner announced!

29/11/2018
It’s time to announce the winner of the People’s Choice Award from The Heart of Our Outback Landscape and Nature Photography Prize! Over 2000 people were inspired to vote for their favourite...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Fremantle Herald: Prioritise National Parks

28/09/2018
TO mark the end of National Biodiversity Month, SUZANNAH MACBETH from Create Ranger Parks puts forward her case for a new era of national parks in Western Australia. FREMANTLE has long been a community that...
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National Parks

New National Parks the key to saving WA’s threatened species

07/09/2018
On National Threatened Species Day, 35 community organisations and businesses are calling on the WA Government to create a new network of national parks in Western Australia’s Outback to help provide sanctuaries...
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Modern Outback

Beyond the front page: my visit to Wooleen Station

21/06/2018
In mid-May, the West Weekend magazine's front page featured Frances Pollock of Wooleen Station - whom many of you may remember from episodes of the ABC's Australian Story in recent years. If you missed the...
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Modern Outback

Great news for WA pastoralists with carbon farming windfall

15/06/2018
A statement from Partnership for the Outback Today’s results of national carbon auction signal lucrative new industry for WA The Western Australian Outback has been the big winner in the announcement today...
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Modern Outback

Carbon farming ‘first step’ a win for people and nature

18/04/2018
A statement from Partnership for the Outback WA’s leading Outback conservation alliance, Partnership for the Outback, has congratulated the McGowan Government on its decision this week to allow carbon farming across WA’s...
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Modern Outback

On horseback to the heart of government

05/04/2018
Two Pilbara pastoralists rode horses to the heart of Perth to deliver an Outback petition with 7000 signatures! What a powerful statement demonstrating just how much Western Australians care about the people,...
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Modern Outback

"Never in my life have I had so much to lose."

09/01/2018
Partnership for the Outback is working alongside other concerned groups such as the Isolated Children's Parents' Association WA to fight the WA Government's proposed cuts to WA's Schools of the Air. The...
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Modern Outback

The West Regional Lifestyle: Man of the Land

30/11/2017
By Rueben Hale, The West Regional Lifestyle, summer 2017. Luke Bayley has devoted his life to restoring country under threat from irreversible degradation. The Bayley family were willing to travel from the...
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National Parks

An evening with international award-winning photographer Christian Fletcher

10/11/2017
Award-winning photographer Christian Fletcher is well-known for his amazing landscape images, which many Western Australians are familiar with from his galleries in Dunsborough and Mandurah. But Christian also has a strong environmental...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Where are the proposed Ranger Parks?

26/09/2017
The proposed Ranger Parks are former pastoral stations, or small sections of pastoral stations. These areas were purchased specially for conservation by the WA Government twenty years ago. This map shows the...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Indigenous conservation part of the mix for a healthy Outback, new study reveals

28/06/2017
A new study published by The Pew Charitable Trusts has highlighted Indigenous-led conservation as being one of three key elements that will help achieve a healthy Outback and “safeguard the heart of...
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Modern Outback

The West: Rita revives rangelands reform talks

16/06/2017
By Rueben Hale, The Countryman, 15 June 2017, p8. Rangelands reform is back on the State Government agenda after WA Lands Minister Rita Saffioti committed to restarting the process. Ms Saffioti said last...
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Indigenous Land Management

A message from Malgana Traditional Owner Bianca McNeair

11/05/2017
Dear Premier McGowan, As a Traditional Owner and custodian of Malgana country I would like to welcome the new Government at the opening of the 40th WA Parliament, and to welcome you,...
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National Parks

Track Care WA: Preserving paths to wild experiences

08/05/2017
From The West Australian: Weekend West Travel, 6 May 2017. Rueben Hale meets a group of 4WD enthusiasts committed to conserving the land they love exploring. Four-wheel-drivers have often been labelled as eco-terrorists but for a growing group of adventuring...
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Modern Outback

WA election 2017: where the parties stand

10/03/2017
Tomorrow, Western Australians go to the polls to elect their state government. Here we summarise the progress of rangelands reform so far and the stated position of political parties on this issue....
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

We're on the agenda, no matter what

09/03/2017
In just four months, thousands of us have helped put Indigenous rangers and nature protection on the agenda like never before in Western Australia. Ahead of the state election on Saturday, here’s...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Mt Lawley and Perth residents create huge artwork in support of new parks

21/02/2017
Over 200 people created a giant community dot painting at Hyde Park in Perth on the weekend, expressing their support for an exciting initiative for new national parks in WA’s Outback.  The...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Geraldton support for Create Ranger Parks initiative

16/02/2017
Individuals and organisations came together in Geraldton last week to throw their weight behind ambitious plans to transform purchased former pastoral stations into havens for people and wildlife.
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Modern Outback | National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Greens support new regional development initiative

31/01/2017
In a welcome and positive step towards new regional development opportunities, the WA Greens have expressed strong backing for the community-based Create Ranger Parks initiative.
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Modern Outback

The West: Carbon farming a path to replenish rangelands

31/01/2017
Opinion by Kent Broad, published in The West Australian, 31 January 2017. Last month a peer-reviewed study revealed that carbon farming could provide a new billion-dollar industry for WA and help rejuvenate...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Melville Times: Role of indigenous rangers underscored in Nifty Mine presentation

26/01/2017
Nifty Mine environmental manager Michael Robinson underscored the vital role indigenous rangers play in the conservation of WA’s bush during a Stories of our Outback presentation at Melville Recreation Centre last Thursday....
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Indigenous Land Management

Labor Ranger announcement very positive but questions remain

09/01/2017
The Indigenous Ranger policy announced today by WA Labor has been welcomed as great first step towards implementing a proven model for conservation and Indigenous employment, an alliance of conservation organisations said...
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Modern Outback

The Post: Happy carbon Christmas, Colin

24/12/2016
From The Post newspaper, 24 December 2016, page 4. Premier Colin Barnett would have been in luck on Monday afternoon if he hadn't got around to getting a Christmas tree. Local carbon farming advocates...
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Indigenous Land Management

Weekend West: Return home the best medicine

28/11/2016
Being custodians again is healing for the Nyangumarta mob, writes Rueben Hale. Nyangumarta woman Nyaparu Rose wants her mob’s return as custodians of their motherlands to be an example of how a...
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National Parks | Indigenous Land Management

Major new parks network and hundreds of remote Aboriginal jobs for WA

15/11/2016
A transformative plan to create over 210 Indigenous ranger jobs in remote communities and stimulate WA’s regional economy through the creation of a major new parks network will be launched today in...
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Modern Outback

The West Australian: Carbon farm backer in push for new policy

17/08/2016
On the morning of the Outback Carbon Farming Conference in Perth, The West Australian turned its attention to carbon farming. Journalist Brad Thompson interviewed conference speakers and co-hosts, Kent Broad from Carbon Neutral and Scott Girdler from...
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Modern Outback

How do we value a healthy Outback?

27/05/2016
Pastoralist Jason Hastie spoke to ABC Country Hour's Belinda Varischetti today about the need to place a value on Outback lands that are in good condition - thereby encouraging land managers to...
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Modern Outback

New Outback laws head for Parliament

26/05/2016
We’ve reached another crucial point towards laying the foundations for a revitalised Outback, with the Lands Minister Terry Redman announcing that he’s signed off on legislation to amend laws governing land use...
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Modern Outback

Rangelands Gazette highlights the importance of reform

04/04/2016
We're excited to announce a new initiative for WA's Outback - the Rangelands Gazette. The Rangelands Gazette is a four-page newsletter published specifically for pastoral leaseholders in WA, in time for the State Government's release...
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Modern Outback

WA land reforms offer new lease of life for Pilbara pastoralists

17/03/2016
By Victoria Laurie, The Australian, 17 March 2016. A quiet revolution in Australia’s outback rangelands has been ­witnessed by three generations of Evan Pensini’s family. As pastoralists and landcare experts gather today in...
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Modern Outback

Infographic - Outback reform and what it means for WA

28/01/2016
The WA government announced their first official step toward Outback law reform. Check out our infographic to learn more about what the proposed changes mean for the future of the Western Australian...
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Modern Outback

Outback book presented to MP Dean Nalder

27/01/2016
CONSERVATION campaigner Brian Moyle has presented Alfred Cove MP Dean Nalder with the signatures of more than 10,000 West Australian calling for increased support for the Outback. The petition, contained in a...
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Modern Outback

ABC Rural - Funding call for Indigenous ranger programs

12/11/2015
The coordinator of an Indigenous ranger group in Western Australia's far north says the group's work is proving so successful it should be replicated elsewhere Australia. A national review of Indigenous ranger...
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Modern Outback

ABC News - Government proposes Rangelands Advisory Board

03/09/2015
The Western Australian Government plans to scrap the Pastoral Lands Board. The decision comes as a part of efforts by the government to open more diversification opportunities for WA's pastoral rangelands, which...
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Modern Outback

Visit to Wooleen

07/08/2015
Drive inland, north east towards the desert country, and WA’s Outback is a magnificent place. This old landscape is weathered from millennia of stability, where the changes to the earth are gradual....
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Modern Outback

Matuwa/Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Area

08/07/2015
I’ve recently returned from attending a unique Outback event – the dedication of the Matuwa / Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Area, which involves the transfer of the former Lorna Glen and Earaheedy...
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Modern Outback

WA Today - Secret reports detail decline of pastoral leases

07/07/2015
Two secret government reports reveal a massive area of Western Australia's outback can no longer sustain traditional grazing, which could force more people off the land. Opposition environment spokesman Chris Tallentire secured the two Department...
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Modern Outback

Wooleen Station on "Australian Story"

13/03/2015
Frances Jones and David Pollock run Wooleen Station in WA. Their story shows just what people in our Outback are trying to accomplish - but also the barriers that confront them. Frances...
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