The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 7

First posted on 26 February 2008 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

26 February 2008

Welcome to the seventh Paper Tracker e-newsletter.

APY Lands: future funding for 26 key projects
In 2004, the State Government allocated $23 million over 5 years for 26 priority projects on the APY Lands. This funding ends in June 2009. An early announcement of future funding commitments is vital if successful projects are going to maintain their momentum and retain core staff. Read more …

Umoona: transitional accommodation centre
Unless the Federal Government contributes to the cost of establishing a transitional accommodation centre in Coober Pedy, this long-promised project may not go ahead. Read more …

Maralinga Tjarutja: appointment of tribal assessor
Under the Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984 the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation is required to appoint a ‘tribal assessor’. Twenty-three years after the Act was proclaimed the position is still vacant. Read more …

APY Lands: independent review of legislative amendments
In 2005, the SA Parliament decided that an independent review of parts of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 must be completed by October 2008. Read more …

Apology to the Stolen Generations
The Paper Tracker – through UnitingCare Wesley – welcomed the Australian Parliament’s formal apology to the Stolen Generations. At the same time, we urged the Prime Minister to resist the temptation to cherry-pick recommendations from the Bringing them home report. Read our media release…

Unaswered questions
The Paper Tracker is still awaiting answers to some questions it has asked of government. For example, for more than four months we’ve been waiting for information on the provision of accredited interpreters for Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara speakers. We’re also still waiting for replies to questions about government commitments to Umoona, Yalata and the APY Lands. Over the last month, some of the Paper Tracker’s unanswered questions have been asked in State and Federal Parliament. Read more …

This month we’ve added new information on:

  • the electricity rebate for stores on the APY Lands
  • aged care accommodation at Kalka
  • public transport on the APY Lands
  • the swimming pool at Yalata and Pipalyatjara
  • the establishment of PY Ku centres across the APY Lands
  • training opportunities that could lead to Anangu employment in the mining industry
    Visit the UPDATES page …

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.