The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 27

First posted on 12 October 2010 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

12 October 2010

Welcome to the 27th Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

Mullighan Inquiry: court facilities on the APY Lands
Two and a half years ago, the Mullighan Inquiry argued that court rooms should not be located within police stations on the APY Lands because of the need to maintain a strict separation of powers. The State Government ignored this advice. Read more…

APY Lands: housing for art centre staff
Staff housing shortages threaten the continuing success of some Anangu-controlled art centres. The State Government hopes to solve this problem as part of a broader review of staff accommodation. Read more…

Dialysis forum in Umuwa
Last month, Anangu women from across Central Australia attended a forum to discuss renal disease and its impact on their lives. The forum also canvassed opinions as to where and how Anangu should be able to access dialysis. Read more…

APY Lands: community council support officers
On the APY Lands, the regionalisation of service delivery arrangements is undermining the viability of most community councils. Earlier this year, the State Government announced some short-term assistance for six of those councils. Read more…

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

  • voting in Anangu communities,
  • the establishment of a fire-fighting brigade in Pukatja,
  • the appointment of school-based social workers,
  • road maintenance on the APY Lands,
  • funding to train Anangu interpreters, and
  • a fall in the number of family centres on the APY Lands.
    Read more…

Unanswered Questions
Sometimes governments are slow to answer our questions. For more than eight months, we’ve been waiting for the Federal Government to release information on the development of community profiles for seven APY communities. We’re also still waiting for updates on:

  • efforts to reduce food prices on the APY Lands,
  • the development of a youth engagement strategy, and
  • future plans for the substance misuse facility in Amata.
    Read more…

Good news page
As always our “Good News and Positive Developments” page highlights Anangu achievements, including a forthcoming major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 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. 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.