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Aboriginal Rainforest Council Incorporated

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Aboriginal Corporation
Place:Wet Tropics
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Summary Information:
The Aboriginal Rainforest Council (ARC) was formed by 18 rainforest Aboriginal peoples in the Wet Tropics region on the north coast of Queensland. It represents over 20,000 Aboriginal people in relation to the management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It was an important participant in the negotiations which led to the Wet Tropics Regional Agreement. The ARC was set up, and currently continues to run, with funding support from the federal government.

The ARC acts as a communication network between Rainforest Aboriginal groups at a grassroots level, and is a Rainforest Aboriginal Advisory Committee to the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board under the Wet Tropics Protection and Management Act 1993 (Qld).

Related Entries

  • Wet Tropics Regional Agreement

  • References

    Media Release
    Wet Tropics Management Authority (2005) Historic Aboriginal Agreement for Wet Tropics
    Allison Halliday (2006) Rainforest Aboriginal Peoples' Involvement in the Development of a Regional Cooperative Management Agreement and Aboriginal Plan


    Aboriginal Corporation (Australia)

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