The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker E-Newsletter No. 9

First posted on 30 April 2008 under Newsletters.
This article has been updated and archived.

30 April 2008

Welcome to the ninth Paper Tracker Newsletter.

Amata: bush foods commercial enterprise
In early 2007, the South Australian Government commissioned a business plan for the development of a commercial bush food enterprise at Amata. A year after it was due to be completed, the plan has not been publicly released. Read more…

Yalata: regular bus service to and from Ceduna
In 2005, the Federal Government funded a weekly bus service that ran between Yalata and Ceduna. The service was a short-lived solution for a long-standing problem. Read more…

APY Lands: town planning
In 2004, the State Government allocated funding for the development of town plans for nine APY communities. The bulk of those plans have now been completed. Read more…

Kaltjiti: funding for art worker training program
The Federal Government recently committed some short-term funding for the employment of a training mentor at Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts. A lack of accommodation in that community may make it difficult for the program to go ahead. Read more…

Anangu participation in the 2020 Summit
Earlier this month two women from the APY Lands attended the Australian Government’s 2020 Summit in Canberra. Read more…

New Parliamentary Committee
The Australian Senate has established a ‘Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities’. The Committee is currently calling for submissions. Read more…

This month we’ve added new information on:

  • the PY Ku Network
  • transitional accommodation in Coober Pedy
  • CDEP on the APY Lands
  • the training of Anangu interpreters
  • the independent review of the 2005 changes to the APY Act
  • the restoration of the old Pukatja church
  • reporting on State Government activity on the APY Lands
  • TKP’s communication strategy
    Visit the UPDATES page…

Good News
Our “Good News and Positive Developments” page continues to highlight Anangu achievements and initiatives. Read more…

A report of an Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY lands (the Mullighan Inquiry) will be delivered to the State Government some time today. It is due to be tabled in Parliament next week. Our May newsletter will include an examination of the report’s findings and recommendations. In the meantime, you might like to re-read the piece we first published last August, shortly after the Inquiry was established.  Read more…

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.