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Who is monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry?

The Government’s fifth and final report on the implementation of the Children on the APY Lands (Mullighan) Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations was tabled in Parliament in November 2013. This report states that: ‘As this is... read on

Changes to Remote Jobs and Communities Programme

As from 1 July 2015, the changes to the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) will be implemented. These changes represent a reform by the Australian Government and will affect remote Aboriginal communities across Australia... read on

Reinstatement of drug and alcohol services funding

ANOTHER FUNDING EXTENSION! Having previously been informed that their funding was being cut, alcohol and drug treatment organisations which receive funding from the Australian Government have had their funding extended until 30 June 2016. Here is... read on

Summary of resources on municipal and essential services

Summary of key resources about municipal and essential services and the potential threat to the future of regional and remote Aboriginal communities and homelands Purpose of this post With the cut-off date of 30th June... read on

CASM on music courses and showcase

This is the last interview for 2014. The interview is with Jenny Newsome and Grayson Rotumah from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM), based at the University of Adelaide.   Grayson and Jenny... read on

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

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