The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 17

First posted on 5 February 2009 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

5 February 2009

Welcome to the 17th Paper Tracker e-newsletter and our first issue for 2009.

State Plan: helping Anangu obtain their driver’s licences
In recent years it has become much harder for Anangu to get their driver’s licences. An international expert on public health has called on the South Australian Government to provide Aboriginal people with “alternative pathways” for obtaining a licence and to track this matter under the State Strategic Plan. Read more…

APY Lands: expansion of the Wiltja Residence
By 2010, up to 90 secondary school students from Anangu communities will be able to study in Adelaide through the Wiltja Program. How this development will affect the funding and delivery of education programs on the APY Lands has not been made clear. Read more…

Commonwealth targets: employment of Anangu rangers
The Federal Government has allocated $7.25 million to support the work of Anangu rangers. As well as protecting the environment, the funding is intended to create real, ongoing employment across a number of Anangu communities. Read more…

Pukatja: new child parent and child care centres
By the end of March 2009, two new purpose-built centres at Pukatja will cater to the needs of the community’s babies and young children. Read more…

UPDATES
Our Updates page contains new information on a range of issues we’ve tracked in previous newsletters, including:

  • funding for family centres and homemaker programs on the APY Lands
  • employment and training for Anangu in housing construction
  • two evaluations of the impacts that swimming pools are having in Anangu communities
  • the removal of hazardous asbestos from the old Pukatja church
  • the State Government’s funding commitments in response to the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry
  • the lack of a permanent police station at Yalata
    Read more…

Good News and Positive Developments
Our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements and initiatives, including Amata community’s decision to remove Coke and some other soft drinks from the shelves of the local store. 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. Every couple of months 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.