The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 12

First posted on 31 July 2008 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

31 July 2008

Welcome to the 12th Paper Tracker Newsletter – our first birthday issue!

Mullighan Inquiry: the State Government’s preliminary response
Last week, the South Australian Government released its first formal response to the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands. Read more…

APY Lands: improving access to government services
Recent remarks in State Parliament suggest that there is some confusion about how much actual progress the State Government has made on improving access to key services on the APY Lands. Read more…

Kanpi and Nyapari: community-based training
Ongoing efforts to re-establish training programs on the APY Lands have focused on larger centres. Smaller communities like Kanpi and Nyapari continue to miss out. Read more…

State Plan: increasing the number of Anangu employed in the public sector
The South Australian Government has promised to significantly increase the number of Aboriginal people employed in the State’s public sector. So what does this mean for Anangu? Read more…

UPDATES
This month’s Updates page contains information about the first group of Anangu to commence a residential program at the APY substance misuse rehabilitation facility. It also features information on:

  • SA Police’s plans to station sworn officers in APY communities
  • plans for making Opal fuel available at Yalata
  • the federal government’s $25 million offer for housing on the APY Lands
  • the timeframe for the completion of Pukatja’s new clinic
  • the planned handback of Section 400 to Maralinga Tjarutja
  • funding for a new arts centre at Amata
  • the police’s community safety groups project
  • the ongoing upgrade of the sun farm at Umuwa
  • aged care accommodation at Kalka
  • financial counselling for Anangu
  • South Australia Police’s APY radio show
  • CDEP on the APY Lands
  • police facilities at Yalata
    Visit the UPDATES page …

Good News
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page highlights Anangu achievements and initiatives, including the forthcoming 60th anniversary celebrations of Ernabella Arts (Australia’s oldest Indigenous art centre) Read more…

Our first birthday: where to from here?
As we look ahead to our second year of tracking, we’d welcome your thoughts and suggestions of the direction of our work and how we might improve what we currently do.

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.