The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 11

First posted on 30 June 2008 under Newsletters.
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30 June 2008

Welcome to the 11th Paper Tracker Newsletter.

Mullighan Inquiry: changes to community governance
The first recommendation of the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands urged the State Government to promptly implement changes to community governance to ensure child sexual abuse is reported and dealt with. Read more…

APY Lands: review of electorates
Anangu are due to go to the polls later this year to elect a new APY Executive Board. Before that can happen, the South Australian Government must review the APY electorates. Read more…

Yalata: school building program
Earlier this month, the State Government announced that it will spend $2 million – over the next three years – upgrading school facilities at Yalata. Read more…

June visit to APY Communities
The Paper Tracker recently visited communities on the eastern-side of the APY Lands. The visit gave us a chance to talk directly with Anangu about their concerns and aspirations and to see for ourselves how key services and programs are being delivered. Read more…

UPDATES
For almost a year, we’ve been tracking Umoona community’s battles with the Federal Government to retain its core funding. We’ve also spent many months highlighting the need for the State Government to improve interpreting services for Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. We’re pleased to be able to report some positive developments on both of these fronts. This month’s Updates page also includes new information on:

  • plans to establish a transitional accommodation centre in Coober Pedy
  • the push for a Ceduna/Yalata Bus Service to be restarted
  • access to Opal fuel at Yalata
  • Ministerial appointments under the State’s land rights legalisation
  • long-term funding for key APY projects
  • a review of 2005 changes to the APY Land Rights Act
  • government achievements on the APY Lands.
    Visit the UPDATES page…

Good News
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page highlights Anangu achievements and initiatives. Read more…

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide

10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, 5000
T: 8202 5867 F: 8202 5842
E: jonathan.nicholls@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker is an online project of UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide that tracks government commitments to South Australia’s Anangu communities. On our website you can find accurate, up-to-date information on projects and services that are important to Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. * Each month we send out a free e-newsletter spotlighting some specific government commitments and actions. To receive our e-newsletter, please subscribe online. * We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information. We will remove any inaccurate information as soon as it is brought to our attention. Please contact us if you have additional information on any of the issues highlighted in this newsletter or can provide us with an update.

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.