The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 19

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

5 June 2009

Welcome to the 19th Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

Closing the Gap: Anangu students and Year 12 results
State and Federal Governments recently agreed to halve the gap in Year 12 completion rates for Indigenous students by 2020. Charting progress made across Anangu schools will not be a straightforward task. Read more…

Amata and Mimili: National Agreement on Remote Service Delivery
Over the next six years, up to $22 million may be spent on improving the delivery of services to Amata and Mimili. Read more…

Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services
The Federal Government has introduced legislation to establish a “Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services.” Once appointed, the Coordinator-General is expected to make sure that government commitments to Amata and Mimili are well thought through and delivered on time. Read more…

APY Lands: Youth Engagement Strategy
The State Government’s APY Youth Engagement Strategy – designed to reduce the number of young people engaged in substance abuse – remains a work-in-progress. Read more…

Our Updates page for April and May features new information on 22 of the commitments and issues that we’ve tracked in previous newsletters, including:

  • support for people with mental illnesses on the APY Lands
  • the operations of the substance misuse facility at Amata
  • the management of asbestos in community housing
  • the training and employment of Anangu rangers
  • the recent election of an Anangu woman to the APY Executive Board
  • meetings of the Premier’s Mullighan Inquiry Task Force
  • plans to establish a CFS brigade in Pukatja
  • further delays in the finalisation of South Australia’s Aboriginal Strategic Plan
    Read more …

Good News and Positive Developments
Our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements including the recent international recognition for the work of two Anangu Ngangkaris (Traditional Healers). Read more…

Finally, don’t forget to check out our Latest Updates page from time to time if you’re looking for information on 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. 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.