Increasing First Nations participation in the Northern Australian forestry sector

A significant proportion of the Hub‘s land area is Indigenous owned with numerous communities in remote areas surrounded by forests. Forest-based enterprises offer opportunities for First Nations peoples to develop livelihoods and skills required in the forestry industry.

The purpose of this project is to outline what is needed to develop comprehensive training frameworks to increase First Nations participation in forestry, specifically in the Northern Australian context. This description and study based on lived experience was submitted to the Commonwealth Government as part of the Forestry Workforce Training Program scoping study.  The submission was developed with Charles Darwin University, Midway Limited, Tiwi Plantations Corporation and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade of the NT government.