The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 14

First posted on 30 September 2008 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

30 September 2008

Welcome to the 14th Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

APY Lands: funding cuts for family centres and homemaker programs
Federal funding for family centres and homemaker programs on the APY Lands has been cut. If this money isn’t reinstated, the State Government will need to cover the shortfall. Read more…

State Plan: representation of women on the APY Executive Board
The South Australian Government promised to significantly increase the number of women on government boards and committees by 2008. The APY Executive Board is a government-funded statutory authority. For the past three years, all of its members have been men. Read more…

Mullighan Inquiry Recommendation 46: prison facilities for Anangu men
The Government has decided against building a short-term remand facility on the APY Lands as recommended by the Mullighan Inquiry. Read more…

APY Lands: audit of housing and households
A housing audit of existing housing stock on the APY lands has recently commenced. Apart from checking the condition of the housing stock, it also aims to identify the current and ongoing housing needs of each household. The audit is due to be completed by mid December 2008. Read more…

UPDATES
This month’s Updates page notes a decline in school enrolments at Mintabie. It also features updates on:

  • the Iwantja community safety group
  • community governance on the APY Lands
  • the upgrade of the sun farm at Umuwa
  • counselling and therapeutic services on the APY Lands
  • the opening of Watarru’s PY Ku Centre
  • financial counselling services on the APY Lands
  • the placement of social workers in Anangu schools
  • the completion of a review of APY electorates
  • the operations of the substance misuse rehabilitation facility near Amata
  • questions about the impact of the “no school, no pool” policy
  • the review of the 2005 changes to the APY Land Rights Act
    Read more …

Unanswered Questions
The Paper Tracker is still awaiting answers to questions asked more than four months ago about the conduct of the Mullighan Inquiry. We also await information on the timeframe for transferring State-based services to the new PY Ku centres. Read more…

NEW DEVELOPMENT
On 16 September, the first Paper Tracker radio show aired on PY Media’s Radio 5NPY. Parts of the show were broadcast in both English and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara.  Production of a second show has begun. We hope the radio show will make it easier for Anangu to keep up-to-date with what governments are saying and doing. Thanks to everyone at PY Media for all their support and hard work.

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, 5000
T: 8202 5867 F: 8202 5842
E: info@papertracker.com.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.