The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 42

Posted on 20 December 2013 under Newsletters.

Welcome to our 42nd newsletter and the last one for 2013.

Election 2014 and key Anangu issues

As the next State Election draws near, understanding the policy platforms of the main political parties becomes increasingly important. To that end, we’ve lined up interviews with five politicians who have agreed to answer a set of questions on important Anangu issues. Read more…

Minister Hunter and Robyn Layton

Minister Hunter and Robyn Layton

APY governance: review report released

This month, the South Australian Government released an interim report on possible changes to the APY Executive Board. The report makes a series of recommendations, albeit on the basis of limited consultation with Anangu. Read more…

Child protection protocols under review

Two months after a review of the APY Lands child protection protocols began, its Terms of Reference have not been finalised. Read more…

Recent radio shows

Since our last newsletter, we’ve recorded seven interviews for our weekly radio show that gets information out to Anangu in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara.

Senator Nigel Scullion

Senator Nigel Scullion

As well as interviewing Australia’s new Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Nigel Scullion), we’ve explored current and future governance arrangements on Anangu lands.

Other shows have examined:

Over the next month, as part of a ‘summer season’ of shows, we’ll be revisiting some of the interviews we recorded this year. But before that kicks off, we managed to squeeze in a ‘long view’ conversation with Mike Last, someone whose ongoing connection with Anangu stretches back to the late 1960s.


Our Facebook page is continuing to be a great way to get word out quickly to Anangu communities and beyond and to gather insights and feedback from people with passion.

We’re recruiting!

After almost seven years at the helm of the Paper Tracker project, Jonathan Nicholls has decided to move on early next year. Uniting Communities is committed to keeping the project going and looking for someone to replace Jonathan as its Manager of Aboriginal Policy and Advocacy. More info here.

Tjala Arts Christmas Card 2013

Tjala Arts Christmas Card 2013

Thanks and best wishes

A big heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported the Paper Tracker project this year. We’re looking forward to working with you again in 2014.

Finally – like everyone at Amata’s amazing Tjala Arts – we want to wish you and yours a safe and happy Christmas.


The Paper Tracker works hard to provide accurate and up-to-date information. We will correct any inaccurate information as soon as it is brought to our attention. Please contact us if you have additional information or can provide us with an update.