The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 6

First posted on 31 January 2008 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

31 January 2008

Welcome to the sixth Paper Tracker e-newsletter – our first for 2008.

As well as tracking a handful of new commitments and providing updates on some ongoing matters, this issue introduces two new features that we hope you’ll find useful.

APY Lands: cutting electricity costs to lower food prices
The State Government has announced plans to cut the electricity costs of community stores on the APY Lands so that the price of fresh foods and other essential items can come down. Read more …

Mimili: bush foods enterprise and Anangu employment
In 2004, State government funding enabled a bush food garden and business to be established at Mimili. Formal training and ongoing employment for Anangu were key aspects of the project. Read more …

Iwantja: new community housing
Nine new community houses are to be built in Iwantja. When completed, these houses should help reduce overcrowding in that community. Read more …

State Strategic Plan: economic boom times and Anangu disadvantage
In 2008, the State’s Social Inclusion Board is going to examine how Anangu and other disadvantaged South Australians can share in the benefits of the State’s economic boom. Read more …

Maralinga Tjarutja: petroleum exploration and Anangu employment
The State Government has granted two licences for petroleum exploration on the Maralinga Tjarutja Lands. Employment opportunities for Anangu are a key part of the deal. Read more …

APY Lands: South Australia Police’s radio show
In 2008, South Australia Police will re-launch a radio show to keep Anangu informed about police activities on the APY Lands. Read more …

There are some questions that governments seem very slow in answering. For example, for more than three months we’ve been waiting for the State Attorney-General to send us some information on the provision of accredited interpreters for Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara speakers appearing before the courts. We’re also waiting for information on:

  • Federal funding arrangements for Umoona community
  • how the State spent $1.8m at Yalata
  • an audit into sporting and recreation facilities on the APY Lands.

Read more …

This month we’ve added new information on:

  • the PY Ku Project (Rural Transaction Centres)
  • Yalata’s police station
  • the establishment of a public bus service on the APY Lands
  • the building of the new health clinic at Pukatja
  • how the State Government accounts for its work on the APY Lands
  • the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands
  • the swimming pool at Yalata
  • the restoration of the old church at Pukatja
  • aged care accommodation at Kalka

Visit the UPDATES page …

Our website now has an interactive map to make it easier for you to locate a particular community and information on government commitments to it. Go to map …

We’ve also added a good news page to keep you informed on some of the positive things that Anangu and their supporters are doing. Read more …

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls
UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
10 Pitt Street, Adelaide
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.