The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 21

First posted on 1 October 2009 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

1 October 2009

Welcome to the 21st Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

APY Lands: road maintenance
Road conditions on the APY Lands are often poor, even dangerous. A schedule of much-needed grading and maintenance was supposed to begin on 1 July 2009. Read more…

Pukatja: Australian Army Community Assistance Program
Next year, a large contingent of military personnel will live and work in Pukatja for about four months. During that period, infrastructure projects worth more than $6 million will be completed. Read more…

APY Lands: maintenance of UHF radio network
In 2002, the Federal Government funded the creation of a “bush radio” network as part of a $2.5 million investment to improve communications on the APY Lands. More than a year ago, the network broke down. No one has the money to fix it. Read more…

Yalata: comprehensive agreement and long-term priorities
Two years ago, the Federal Government entered into a “comprehensive” agreement with Yalata community focusing on nine community priorities.  Until recently, these priorities were backed by federal funding. Read more…

August Visit to APY Lands and Alice Springs
Six weeks ago, the Paper Tracker visited communities and homelands on the APY Lands. The visit was a chance to talk directly with Anangu about the delivery of services and programs. Read more…

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

  • plans to establish a driving school on the APY Lands
  • government responses to the Mullighan Inquiry’s recommendations
  • a twice-weekly bus service to some APY communities
  • the construction of new police stations in Amata and Pukatja
  • an expansion of child and adolescent mental health services on the APY Lands
  • a 2008 review of Anangu secondary education and vocational training
  • more delays in the provision of Opal fuel to Yalata
    Read more…

Good News and Positive Developments
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements including new stories on the Anangu Gateways website and the recent retrospective exhibition of Nyukana Baker’s work. 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.