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Maria Comino reflects on community health and wellbeing

In this week’s Anangu Lands Paper Tracker radio interview, we talk with Maria Comino who worked for many years as a registered nurse and health educator in remote communities across South Australia. Maria shares her... read on

Jacky Costanzo on DCSI Youth Programs

This week’s Paper Tracker radio interview focuses on what’s available for young people on the APY Lands. The interview is with Jacky Costanzo, the Manager of Aboriginal Policy and Projects in the Department for Communities... read on

Opal fuel roll-out to Yalata: timeframe extended

Since 2006, the Australian and South Australian Governments have been working on plans to make Opal fuel available in Yalata. The timeframe for completing this project has just been extended for the seventh time... read on

New legislation strengthens Opal fuel roll-out

Over the last eight years, the invention and roll-out of Opal fuel has led to a “dramatic and sustained decline” in petrol sniffing numbers in many Anangu communities. New legislation is set to strengthen this work... read on

Program 43: Opal fuel and Anangu communities

In outback South Australia, at least two roadhouses have refused to stock Opal fuel. In this program we speak with Tristan Ray from CAYLUS, the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service. Tristan talks about the importance... read on

Interview with Central Australia Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS)

Tristan Ray works for CAYLUS, the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service. In this interview, Tristan talks with us about the roll-out and impact of Opal fuel and the importance of making sure Opal replaces standard... read on

Opal fuel: mandating its supply in certain locations

The invention and rollout of Opal fuel led to a “dramatic and sustained decline” in petrol sniffing numbers in many Anangu communities. However, some roadhouses close to Anangu lands – including at least two in South Australia... read on

Coronial Inquest: death of man at Yalata

On 24 November 2008, the South Australian Coroner commenced an inquest into the death of an Anangu man at Yalata. Prior to his death in July 2005, the man had been a chronic petrol sniffer... read on

APY Lands: the substance misuse facility’s operations

In August 2008, a residential facility opened on the APY Lands to provide “treatment and rehabilitation for people who misuse petrol, alcohol, cannabis and other substances.” The facility – which can accommodate up to eight clients at a time – cost over $4 million to build... read on

Inquiry into petrol sniffing and substance abuse in Central Australia (2008 – 2009)

In March 2009, the Australian Senate’s Committee on Community Affairs released the report of its Inquiry into petrol sniffing and substance abuse in Central Australia... read on

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