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Justice Nyland Royal Commission

The Child Protection Systems Royal Commission and Remote Aboriginal Communities   Many reports and inquiries, but little positive change  The many reports, inquests and inquiries about child protection over the years tell us that we... read on

Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee’s Annual Report

On 19th October, the SA Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee tabled its Annual Report for 2015-2016 in Parliament. The Hansard transcript provides details of the discussions that were held when the report was tabled in Parliament.... read on

Stock-take of Remote Schools Attendance Strategy

Introduction The Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS) commenced in 2014 and aims to increase school attendance in selected remote communities through the deployment of local School Attendance Supervisors (SAS) and School Attendance Officers (SAO) who... read on

The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 49

In this newsletter, we focus on what the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker Project of Uniting Communities has been up to since early July this year. It includes information about the key issues that affect Anangu communities that have been raised in Parliament, and we give an update on key areas that we have been advocating and lobbying about. We also provide links to all the recent Paper Tracker radio shows that have been broadcast since our last newsletter went out.... read on

Changes to the APY Land Rights Act of 1981

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced into Parliament on 22 June 2016. It passed the Legislative Council on 4 August 2016 and, subsequently, was passed by the House... read on

Follow-up audit of APY – Any improvement in accountability?

The APY Lands get funding through State and Federal Government grants. A report by Ernst & Young in April 2016 indicates that during the 2014-15 financial year, there were 15 government funding agreements with APY.... read on

Update on amendments to APY Land Rights Act

The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker has continued to follow what has been happening with the the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016 since it was introduced in Parliament on 22 June 2016. This draft... read on

SA Health gives green light for community dialysis

For more than 15 years, APY Lands communities and support organisations have been campaigning to have access to community-based renal dialysis on the APY Lands. For over a year, SA Health has stalled on providing a... read on

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