The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 5

First posted on 30 November 2007 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

30 November 2007

Welcome to the fifth Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

APY Lands: new CDEP arrangements

Over the last six months, the Federal Government has made significant changes to the Community Development Employment Projects program (CDEP). In parts of Australia, CDEP was abolished, in other areas there have been major reforms. On the APY Lands, new arrangements took effect on 1 July 2007. Read more …

Kalka: aged care accommodation

In 2003, South Australia’s Aboriginal Housing Authority allocated funding for aged care accommodation at Kalka. Although construction of some units has now been completed, a number of uncertainties remain. Read more …

Yalata: new police station

Many months before a fire destroyed the police station at Yalata, South Australia Police had highlighted the need for new facilities to be built in that community. Read more …

APY Lands: employment opportunities in the mining industry

This year has seen a sharp rise in the number of exploration licenses granted to companies searching for mineral deposits on the APY Lands. A major mining venture has the potential to create unprecedented employment opportunities for Anangu provided they are ‘job ready’. Read more …

Pukatja: new health clinic

Rebuilding a health clinic in a remote Anangu community was always going to be a long and complicated process. Read more …

Unanswered questions

There are some questions that governments seem unwilling or unable to answer. For example, for more than four months the Federal Department of Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has ignored our request for information on funding arrangements for Umoona community. Read more …


This month our regular updates page includes new information on:

  • the construction of swimming pools at Pipalyatjara and Watarru,
  • the “Progress on the APY Lands” report,
  • interpreting services for Anangu,
  • the APY Lands’ Inquiry into child sexual abuse,
  • safe housing for Aboriginal women and children escaping family violence, and
  • an audit of sport and recreation facilities on the APY Lands.
    Read more …

This is our last e-newsletter for 2007.  The first e-newsletter for 2008 will be sent out at the end of January. Until then, we will continue to post new information on the website as it becomes available.

A big thanks to everyone who has supported the Paper Tracker this year. I’m looking forward to working with you again in 2008.

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. * 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.