Working on Country

Assessment of the economic and employment outcomes of the Working on Country program

Allen Consulting Group, October 2011


About the report

Prepared by the Allen Consulting Group economists for the department, this report examines and quantifies the economic and employment outcomes and impacts of the Working on Country Indigenous ranger program. This study found that the true cost of the program was significantly lower (up to 23 per cent) lower than the budget cost due to reduced welfare and increased tax revenue.

The Working on Country program was also found to have a range of other benefits, including:

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