Umoona

Umoona is the Aboriginal community at Coober Pedy. It is home to more than 100 people.

Umoona holds the title to its land under a 99-year lease from the Aboriginal Lands Trust.

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Program 245: Skillhire and Community Development Program

In this week’s program we find out about SkillHire and its involvement in two Federal Government contracts – the Community Development Program (CDP) and the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy... read on

Program 227: Essential Services Commission and Power Outages

This week’s program is about the supply of electricity to remote Anangu communities. It is the first program in a series that focuses on the supply of power and the effects of power outages on Anangu communities. The interview is with the Chief Executive Officer of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA), Mr Adam Wilson... read on

Essential Services Commission and Power Outages

This week’s interview is with the Chief Executive Officer of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA), Mr Adam Wilson. Adam talks about the supply of electricity to remote Anangu communities. He explains what ESCOSA... read on

New legislation for Aboriginal Lands Trust

Last month, the South Australian Parliament passed legislation to overhaul the operation of the Aboriginal Lands Trust... read on

Coober Pedy: new rules for take-away grog

A new set of rules to better manage the sale of take-away alcohol in Coober Pedy came into effect yesterday. Among other things, the rules ban the sale of take-away alcohol to anyone from Umoona community or the APY Lands... read on

Aboriginal Lands Trust Bill introduced into SA Parliament

The South Australian Government has introduced legislation into Parliament to strengthen the Aboriginal Lands Trust and “unlock the commercial potential” of its substantial land holdings... read on

Government gets feedback on draft legislation

The SA Government is planning to update the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966 later this year. So government officers have been out and about gathering feedback from Aboriginal communities and stakeholders on the proposed legislative changes.... read on

$3.4M accommodation centre to be built in Coober Pedy

Last week the SA Government announced plans to accelerate the construction of a $3.4 million transitional accommodation centre in Coober Pedy for transient and homeless Aboriginal people... read on

Interview with Nerida Saunders and Sarah Avey

Nerida Saunders and Sarah Avey from the Government’s Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division discuss the draft Aboriginal Lands Trust Bill and what it could mean for Aboriginal people across the State... read on

Interview with Karina Lester

Karina Lester is the Aboriginal Language Worker with the University of Adelaide’s Mobile Language Team. In this role, she hosts the weekly Nganampa Wangka radio show. She also supports a number of language projects designed... read on

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