The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 3

First posted on 29 September 2007 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

29 September 2007

Welcome to the third Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

Closing the gap with Tom Calma

The life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is 17 years less than other Australians. The Paper Tracker recently spent an hour in conversation with Commissioner Tom Calma, the man whose call for governments to ‘close the gap’ launched this important campaign. Read more…

APY Lands: public transport

In 2004, the State Government allocated funding to establish a public transport bus service on the APY Lands. The service is scheduled to start operating within the next month. Read more…

Watarru: swimming pool

In 2006, Watarru entered into a shared responsibility agreement (SRA) with the Federal Government for funding to build a swimming pool. Under the terms of the agreement, Watarru is obliged to cover the pool’s ongoing costs. A fuel sales levy has been proposed but in Watarru petrol already costs $2.20 a litre. Read more…

Pipalyatjara: mechanical workshop for vehicle maintenance

In 2005, Pipalyatjara entered into a shared responsibility agreement (SRA) for funding to establish a mechanical workshop for vehicle maintenance. More than two years later, funding has stopped, the workshop is closed and the promised traineeships are not in place. Read more…

APY Lands: Tjungungku Kuranyukutu Palyantjaku’s communication strategy

In 2005, a new peak body – Tjungungku Kuranyukutu Palyantjaku (TKP) – was given oversight of the planning and delivery of services to the APY Lands. A communication strategy designed to keep Anangu informed about TKP’s work seems to have broken down. Read more…

Yalata: safe housing for Aboriginal women and children escaping family violence

In January 2007, the State and Commonwealth Governments announced a joint commitment to open a safe house in Ceduna for Aboriginal women and children escaping family violence. Read more…

UPDATES

On this month’s updates page, you will find the latest information on issues tracked in previous newsletters. Read more…

As always, the Paper Tracker welcomes your feedback.

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls

UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, 5000
T: 8202 5867  F: 8202 5842
E: jonathan.nicholls@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au
W: www.papertracker.com.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. Each month 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.