The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 20

First posted on 3 August 2009 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

3 August 2009

Welcome to the 20th Paper Tracker e-newsletter – our second birthday issue!

APY Lands: waste management trials
New ways of reducing waste and improving recycling will be trialled in communities across the APY Lands in the coming year.  Read more…

Amata and Mimili: appointment of government business managers
As part of its “Northern Territory Intervention”, the previous Federal Government appointed business managers to work in a large number of remote Aboriginal communities. The same approach is now being extended onto the APY Lands. Read more…

Royal Commission: monitoring government efforts
In early 2005, the State Government promised to examine what progress had been made implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Four and a half years later, this has not happened. Read more…

APY Lands: community profiles and baseline data
The Federal Government is commissioning a consultant to prepare baseline profiles of seven APY communities. These profiles are set to become the main reference point for measuring ongoing changes in community wellbeing and socioeconomic status. Read more…

Second report of Parliamentary Inquiry
The Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities released its second report in late June. The report includes an examination of the effectiveness of South Australian government policies. Read more…

Our Updates page for June and July features new information on 24 of the commitments and issues that we’ve tracked in previous newsletters, including:

  • funding for priority projects on the APY Lands
  • delays in opening Pukatja’s new childcare centre
  • the ongoing review of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966
  • imminent changes to the Mintabie township lease
  • the recruitment of school-based social workers
  • funding for a new police station at Yalata
  • the appointment of a Coordinator-General for remote Indigenous services
  • prison facilities for Anangu men
    Read more…

Good News and Positive Developments
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements including the appointment of a second Anangu woman to the State Government’s Aboriginal Advisory Council. 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.