Amata

Amata is a community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Amata and the surrounding homelands are home to more than 450 people.

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Mobile coverage on APY Lands

In this interview, we find out about the roll-out of mobile phone access across the APY Lands. In November 2017, a Telstra mobile base station was switched on in the Anangu community of Amata on... read on

Program 301: Mobile coverage on APY Lands

In this program, we find out about the roll-out of mobile phone access across the APY Lands. We talk with Mr Mark Bolton, General Manager at Telstra. He tells us about the mobile tower in Amata and the plans to build additional towers across the Lands... read on

Program 270: APY Elections Update

In this week’s program, we focus on the upcoming elections for the APY Executive Board which will be held on 5th April this year. We talk with the Deputy Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of South Australia, Mr David Gully... read on

Update on APY Executive Elections

In this week’s interview, we focus on the upcoming elections for the APY Executive Board which will be held on 5th April this year. We talk with the Deputy Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission... read on

Coordinator General Reports

Between 2009 and 2014, Australia’s Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (Brian Gleeson) prepared nine reports on the development and delivery of government services and facilities in Amata, Mimili and 27 other remote Aboriginal communities... read on

Interview with Stewart Roper

Stewart Roper has been photographing Anangu country for more than 20 years. Last year, he published a selection of his extraordinary photos in a book called ‘Palya’... read on

Coordinator General’s seventh report

Last month, the Australian Government released the latest report from the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (Mr Brian Gleeson). Poor telecommunications in some Anangu communities is just one of the issues mentioned in the report... read on

Young Anangu photographer wins national award

Rhonda Unrunpa Dick, a young Anangu photographic artist from Amata, has won the Australia Council’s 2013 Dreaming Award.... read on

High cost of Amata Free Call phone service

Three and a half years ago, Service SA installed a direct dial phone in the Amata Family Centre to help Anangu access a free call service in Port Augusta... read on

Pukatja, Amata and Mimili: family wellbeing centres

In mid 2008, the South Australian Government received $5 million from the Australian Government to build a court and administration centre at Umuwa on the APY Lands. The facility was never built. In September 2011, the State and Federal Governments announced that this funding would be redirected to establish Family Wellbeing Centres in three Anangu communities... read on

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