The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 8

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

31 March 2008

Welcome to our eighth E-Newsletter.

Aboriginal Lands Trust: Review of Act
In 2004, the South Australian Government promised to review the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act. More than three years later, government inaction has left Umoona, Yalata and other Trust communities in a perilous situation. Read more…

APY Lands: sun farm to be upgraded
A recent commitment to increase the capacity of the APY Lands’ sun farm builds upon the pioneering work of an Anangu organisation. Read more…

Yalata: petrol sniffing and Opal fuel
Across Central Australia, the introduction of Opal fuel has led to a dramatic reduction in the incidence of petrol sniffing. At Yalata, where Opal fuel is not yet available, the number of sniffers does not appear to have fallen. Read more…

APY Lands: Police Aboriginal Liaison Officers
South Australia Police (SAPOL) has recently created a new policing position of Police Aboriginal Liaison Officer on the APY Lands. The first four recruits have now been appointed. Read more…

National CLOSE THE GAP Day
This year, National Close the Gap Day will be held on Tuesday, 22 April. The day is an opportunity to show your support for closing the 17-year life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians. Read more…

Unanswered questions
The Paper Tracker is still awaiting answers to questions it asked many months ago about government commitments to Umoona, Yalata and the APY Lands. Over the last few weeks, some of these questions have been asked in Federal and State Parliament. Read more…

This month we’ve added new information on:

  • the government’s inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands
  • the Mimili bush foods garden
  • funding for a new art centre at Amata
  • safe housing in Ceduna for Aboriginal women and children escaping family violence
  • public transport on the APY Lands
  • reports of government activity on the APY Lands
    Visit the UPDATES page…

More good news
Our “Good News and Positive Developments” page highlights Anangu achievements and initiatives. Read more…

Best wishes

Jonathan Nicholls

UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide
10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, 5000
T: 08 8202 5867 F: 08 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.