31 October 2007
Welcome to the fourth Paper Tracker e-newsletter.
APY Lands: renewal of the Mintabie lease
For more than 20 years, some of the activities conducted at Mintabie have had a terrible impact on Anangu. As negotiations over its future draw to a close, everyone is eager to see things change for the better. Read more …
Iwantja: SA Police’s community safety committee
Three years ago, South Australia Police established a community safety committee at Iwantja. After a long break, the committee has started to meet again. Read more …
APY Lands: “Progress” report
Since March 2005 the South Australian Government has published nine editions of its “Progress on the APY Lands” report. A comparative reading of these editions highlights significant achievements and a number of false starts. Read more …
APY Lands: PY Ku Network (Rural Transaction Centres)
In 2003, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed plans to establish a network of transaction centres on the APY Lands. At each centre, Anangu would have easy access to banking, internet and government services. Although it’s a long way behind schedule, this major project is of critical importance for Anangu. Read more …
There are some questions that governments seem unwilling or unable to answer. For example: ‘How was $1.8 million spent at Yalata?’ and ‘What has Minister Brough done with Umoona’s funding?’ Read more …
This month our regular updates page includes new information on:
- Tjungungku Kuranyukutu Paylantjaku’s communication strategy,
- the restoration of the Pukatja church,
- the training of Anangu interpreters,
- Pipalyatjara’s motor vehicle workshop,
- federal funding for community housing on the APY Lands, and
- the construction of a substance misuse rehabilitation facility near Amata.
As always, the Paper Tracker welcomes your feedback.
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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.