The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 18

First posted on 2 April 2009 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

2 April 2009

State Plan: Aboriginal Strategic Plan
In 2006, the State Government announced that it was developing an “Aboriginal Strategic Plan for South Australia”. To date, the plan has not been released. Read more…

APY Lands: emergency services and disaster management
Aboriginal people living in remote communities are not immune from the risk of bushfires, floods and other natural disasters. Three years ago, the State Government started an emergency and risk management project on the APY Lands. Read more…

Mullighan Inquiry: the Premier’s Task Force
In May 2008, the Premier of South Australia established a Task Force to “drive” the government’s response to the Mullighan Inquiry. Less than a year later, the work of that Task Force appears to have waned. Read more…

Senate Inquiry into Petrol Sniffing
The Australian Senate’s Committee on Community Affairs recently completed an Inquiry into petrol sniffing and substance abuse in Central Australia. Read more…

Visit to APY Lands and Umoona community
Last month, the Paper Tracker visited five communities on the APY Lands. The visit was a chance to talk directly with Anangu about their hopes and concerns and see how services and programs are being delivered on-the-ground. Read more…

Our Updates page for February and March contains new information on 16 of the commitments and issues that we’ve tracked in previous newsletters, including:

  • aged-care accommodation in Kalka
  • 2008/09 funding for Umoona Community Council
  • the condition of the Amata bush food garden
  • employment and training for Anangu in housing construction
  • a continued lack of support for the PY Ku Centres and their possible demise
  • sport and recreational needs on the APY Lands
  • the construction of Amata’s new art centre
    Read more …

Good News and Positive Developments
Our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements and initiatives, including national recognition for Tjala Arts. Read more…

Finally, don’t forget to check out our Latest Updates page from time to time if you’re looking for information on any recent developments. Read more…

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, 5000
T: 8202 5867 F: 8202 5842

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.