Mullighan Inquiry

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In June 2007, the Parliament of South Australia established an Inquiry into the incidence of child sexual abuse on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

In April 2008, the Inquiry concluded that this form of abuse was “widespread” on the APY Lands.

The Inquiry made 46 recommendations. By law, the South Australian Government must produce an annual report, for five years, on its ongoing response to these recommendations.

The Paper Tracker monitors government efforts to implement the Inquiry’s recommendations and the quality of information published in the annual reports.

Posts

Program 284: SNAICC on child protection

This week’s program includes an interview with Sharron Williams who is the Chair of the Board of SNAICC, which stands for the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care and is the National Voice of Our Children. Sharron talks about the work that SNAICC does and about the South Australian Government’s changes to child protection legislation – The Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2017... read on

SNAICC on child protection

In this week’s interview, we talk with Sharron Williams who is the Chair of the Board of SNAICC, which stands for the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care and is the National Voice... read on

Update on Monitoring APY Child Protection Issues

Introduction The implementation of the recommendations of the Children on APY Lands Commission of Inquiry (Mullighan Inquiry) is a key issue that the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker continues to track. The final report, in November 2013,... read on

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 have... read on

Monitoring APY child safety – a new Sub-committee

The final report of the Government’s response to the Children on APY Lands Commission of Inquiry (Mullighan Inquiry) indicated in November 2013 that the APY Lands Steering Committee, with oversight from the APY Regional Partnership... read on

Program 232: DSD-AAR update from Nerida Saunders

In our program today, we get an update from Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation in the Department of State Development. We talk with Nerida Saunders, the Executive Director of DSD-AAR... read on

DSD-AAR update from Nerida Saunders

In this week’s interview, we get an update from Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation in the Department of State Development. We talk with Nerida Saunders, the Executive Director of DSD-AAR. We get an update on the... read on

Program 213: APY General Manager – An update

This week’s radio show includes an interview with Mr Richard King, General Manager of APY. He talks about the SA Government’s Country Cabinet that will be held on the Lands in May; the AGM to be held in March; the APY Lands Steering Committee meeting; the Special General Meeting; and the APY Cattle Project... read on

Richard King – Update from APY General Manager

This week’s radio interview is with Mr Richard King, General Manager of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY). Richard talks about the activities that the APY Executive and Community Councils have been involved in. He lets... read on

Program 207: Update from Steven Marshall

This week’s Paper Tracker radio show includes an interview with the Leader of the South Australia Liberal Party and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Steven Marshall. He talks about his recent visit to the APY Lands and his thoughts about the key issues affecting communities... read on

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