The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 13

First posted on 29 August 2008 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

30 August 2008

Welcome to the 13th Paper Tracker e-newsletter. In this month’s issue we continue our close examination of the State Government’s response to the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands.

Mullighan Recommendations 8 & 16: access to counselling and therapeutic services
Children and young people who have been sexually abused need appropriate counselling and therapeutic services. Across the APY Lands, the provision of those services has been patchy at best. Read more …

Mullighan Recommendation 33: safe houses for short-term sanctuary
The State Government has announced plans to build a safe house on the APY Lands. It is not clear who the government consulted prior to making this decision or how the facility will operate. Read more…

Umoona: funding for 2008/09 and future arrangements
For almost two years, Umoona Community Council has been battling to retain its core funding. While the Federal Government continues to ponder alternative arrangements, Umoona has been hung out to dry. Read more…

Senate Inquiry into Petrol Sniffing and Substance Abuse
The Australian Parliament has established an Inquiry into petrol sniffing and substance abuse in Central Australia. Earlier this month, the Paper Tracker made a formal submission to the Inquiry. Read more…

UPDATES
This month’s Updates page contains information on a breakthrough in funding negotiations for a major housing program on the APY Lands. It also features new information on:

  • funding for the restoration of the old church at Pukatja
  • the Amata bush food garden
  • the roll-out of Opal fuel in Yalata
  • the¬†work of TKP and its communication strategy
  • the timeframe for the construction of police stations on the APY Lands
  • the ongoing review of the 2005 changes to the APY Land Rights Act
  • community-based training in Kanpi and Nyapari
  • negotiations over the Mintabie lease
  • the upgrading of Yalata school, and
  • the PY Ku Network
    Read more …

Good News and Positive Developments
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page highlights Anangu achievements and initiatives, including the results of last weekend’s sporting grand finals at Pukatja. 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.