31 October 2008
Welcome to the 15th Paper Tracker e-newsletter.
Mullighan Inquiry: informing and empowering Anangu
Earlier this year, the Mullighan Inquiry urged the State Government to work with Anangu to address child sexual abuse on the APY Lands. Six months later, a strategy to communicate the Inquiry’s findings to Anangu is still being developed. Read more…
APY Lands: government review of service delivery and associated governance
Last week, the South Australian Government finally announced its preferred model for service delivery on the APY Lands. A process to determine the final model was also announced. Read more…
Evidence-based initiatives: impact of swimming pools
The Federal Government recently allocated funding for a three-year study to investigate if regular access to a salt-water chlorinated swimming pool can improve the ear health of Anangu children. Read more…
APY Lands: 2008 election of APY Executive Board
In early December, Anangu go to the polls for the first time in three years to elect a new APY Executive Board. A week-long nominating period starts next Tuesday. Read more…
This month’s Updates page provides information on the establishment of safe housing in Ceduna for Anangu women and children escaping family violence. It also features updates on:
- the APY Lands’ public bus service
- prison facilities for Anangu men
- an audit of housing on the APY Lands
- Coober Pedy’s proposed transitional accommodation centre
- the review of the 2005 changes to the APY Land Rights Act
- the appointment of a tribal assessor
- Police Aboriginal Liaison Officer positions
- the recent review of APY electorates
Read these and other updates ….
Key reports tabled
Yesterday, two important reports were tabled in the South Australian Parliament: the Government’s “Full Response” to the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands and the final report of the independent review of the 2005 amendments to the APY Land Rights Act. The Paper Tracker will carefully examine both reports over the coming month and provide a considered response in our next newsletter. In the meantime, both documents can now be accessed via our Reports and Papers page.
First report of Parliamentary Inquiry
In late September, the Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities tabled its first report. Read more…
Good News and Positive Developments
Our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements and initiatives, including PY Media’s success at the recent Remote Media Festival held at Yuendemu. Read more…
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