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Update on Remote School Attendance Strategy on the APY Lands

The Remote School Attendance Strategy involves School Attendance Officers working with schools, families, parents, and community organisations to ensure all children go to school every day. The Remote School Attendance Strategy started in the first... read on

An Update on Income Management on the APY Lands

According to the Federal Department of Social Services,1 as at 29 August 2014: 243 people were on income management across the APY Lands Of these 243 people, 233 people were on Voluntary Income Management (VIM) and... read on

Minister moves to amend the APY Land Rights Act 1981

The Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Minister, the Hon Ian Hunter MLC, has Introduced an amendment to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (APY Act) to give the Minister the power to suspend the... read on

Any update on APY Food Security Strategy Annual Report?

Update: 26 November 2014 - Questions asked in Parliament about APY Lands Food Security Strategy Following the release of the final report on the APY Lands Food Security Strategic Plan 2010 – 2016, a number of questions... read on

Key accountability issues – Paper Tracker letter to Minister Hunter and response

In early August 2014, members of the Paper Tracker Project visited communities across the APY Lands. During various meetings, Anangu and members of organisations working on the Lands asked us to raise a number of... read on

A Final Report on Income Management in APY Lands

The debate regarding the positives and negatives of Income Management continues, with many arguing that it undermines people’s independence and extends the negative aspects of welfarism, while others argue that it will improve people’s wellbeing... read on

Child protection protocols still under review

Update on Terms of Reference for Review of APY Child Protection Protocols. Following our last post on 21 August 2014 (Child protection protocols still under review – with or without terms of reference?), indicating that... read on

Empowered Communities

‘Empowered Communities‘ is an initiative that is focusing on a different approach to the interaction between Aboriginal communities and Government, and on the ways in which services are provided and funding is directed. It currently includes... read on

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