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Any update on APY Food Security Strategy Annual Report?

History Following the launch of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Food Security Strategic Plan 2011‐2016 on 3 December 2010, in order to improve food security on the APY Lands, a commitment was made to produce an... 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

Community consultations on Forrest Review

The Premier of South Australia has asked the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, Ms Khatija Thomas, to conduct consultations with Aboriginal communities across South Australia about the Review of Indigenous Training and Employment that was led... read on

Mai Wiru and Foodbank SA partnership

On 15 August 2014, the Australian Government announced a further $300,000 for the completion of the Mai Wiru and Foodbank SA business redevelopment project in the APY Lands. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said... read on

Andrew Forrest’s Review Report – Creating Parity

Andrew Forrest has recently released his review called, “Creating Parity”. This Forrest Review was commissioned by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In his introduction to the report, Mr Forrest states that, “This... read on

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