The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 1

First posted on 31 July 2007 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

31 July 2007

Welcome to the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker project and to our first e-newsletter.

The Paper Tracker is an online project of UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide that tracks government commitments to South Australia’s Anangu communities.

On the Paper Tracker website you can find accurate, up-to-date information on projects and services that are important to Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people.

Each month we’ll be sending out a free e-newsletter spotlighting some specific government commitments and actions (see below). To receive our e-newsletter, please subscribe online.

Yalata: community centre and family violence programs

In June 2005, the Commonwealth and State Governments announced funding of $3.45m to help the Yalata community confront family violence and child abuse. More than two years into this three-year initiative, key parts of the project have not started. Read more…

APY Lands: sport and recreation audit

In 2004, the State Government funded an audit of sporting facilities on the APY Lands. Nearly three years on, the findings of the audit have not been released. Read more…

Umoona: loss of core funding

Umoona is a strong Anangu community. Decisions made in Canberra now threaten its long-term survival. Read more…

Amata: new art centre

Tjala Arts is Amata’s highly successful art centre. In June 2007, the SA Government announced that it would part-fund the construction of a new art centre. Read more…

Pukatja: police cells

In May 1991, the State Government announced plans to upgrade the police cell at Pukatja. Sixteen years later, that work has not been done. Read more…

Other stories available on the Paper Tracker website:

Maralinga Tjarutja Lands: handback of Section 400
APY Lands: funding for new housing
APY Lands: substance misuse rehabilitation facility
Pipalyatjara: swimming pool
Amata: police cells
APY Lands: financial counsellor

Remember if you want to continue to receive this newsletter, you’ll need to subscribe online.

The Paper Tracker welcomes any feedback you may have on this first issue of our newsletter.  Please feel free to send any comments to me at

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls

Senior Policy Officer (Indigenous Policy), Research & Development Unit

UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, 5000

T: 8202 5867  M: 0437 320 954  F: 8202 5842  E:

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.