The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 26

First posted on 4 August 2010 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

4 August 2010

Welcome to the 26th Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

Aboriginal wellbeing: prices in Anangu stores
High store prices in remote communities are undermining efforts to improve the wellbeing of Anangu families. A packet of disposable nappies that sells for under $6 in Adelaide can cost more than $13 on the APY Lands. Read more…

Amata and Mimili: local implementation plans
Complex local implementation plans designed to improve service delivery in Amata and Mimili were recently released by the Federal Government. Each plan identifies more than 300 actions that will need to be completed over the next four years. Read more…

Mimili: swimming pool heater
A federal grant of $44,000 will make it possible for the Mimili swimming pool to remain open for an extra three months each year. Read more…

Federal election: voting in Anangu communities
Mobile polling for the 2010 federal election begins in Anangu communities on Tuesday, 17 August. South Australia’s Anangu communities are all located within the electorate of Grey. There are four candidates standing in this electorate. Read more…

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

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

  • youth workers on the APY Lands
  • Anangu employment and the mining industry
  • the expansion of the Wiltja residence in Adelaide
  • a study into the delivery of dialysis across Central Australia
  • federal funding for Umoona community
  • the substance misuse facility in Amata, and
  • the Mimili bush foods garden.
    Read more…

Unanswered Questions
Sometimes governments are very slow to answer our questions. For more than six months, we’ve been waiting for the State Government to send us some information on the maintenance of roads on the APY Lands. We’re also still waiting for updates on:

  • the training of Anangu interpreters
  • the development of community profiles for seven APY communities
  • Yalata’s lack of access to regular, reliable public transport, and
  • funding for key projects on the APY Lands.
    Read more…

Good news page
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page highlights Anangu achievements, including forthcoming events to celebrate the NPY Women’s Council’s 30th anniversary year (1980-2010). 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.