Amata is a community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Amata and the surrounding homelands are home to more than 450 people.


Amata and Mimili: tracking government expenditure

In late 2008, the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to focus their efforts and resources on improving conditions in 29 remote Indigenous communities. Two of these communities are located on the APY Lands... read on

Amata and Mimili: local implementation plans

In late 2008, the Australian and South Australian Governments agreed to formulate comprehensive “local implementation plans” to improve the delivery of services to Amata and Mimili. Under the terms of this agreement, these plans had to be developed in consultation with local Anangu... read on

Amata and Mimili local implementation plans: our review

In mid 2010, the Australian Government released local implementation plans for two APY communities (Amata and Mimili). In August 2010, the Paper Tracker published the following review of the plans... read on

Amata and Mimili: government business managers

In late 2008, the Federal and State Governments agreed to establish Government Business Manager positions in Amata and Mimili. Appointments to these positions were announced in October 2009... read on

Amata and Mimili: National Agreement on Remote Service Delivery

In November 2008, the Council of Australian Governments agreed to a new National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery. The Agreement aims to improve the delivery and coordination of services... read on

Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services

In February 2009, the Federal Government announced that it would create a Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services to “drive the implementation of … reforms across a range of areas including service delivery, employment and housing”... read on

Evidence-based initiatives: impact of swimming pools

Many children living in remote Anangu communities suffer from ear disease and hearing loss. Middle ear infections can affect a child’s education and social development and have “serious implications for vocational opportunities and mental health”... read on

Amata: bush foods commercial enterprise

In 2005, a bush food garden was established at Amata. It provided local Anangu with a ready supply of fresh bush foods. Surplus produce was sold commercially. In January 2007, the State Government commissioned a ‘South Australian Bush Foods Industry Report’... read on

Amata: new police station

In 1992, the then State Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Hon Mike Rann MP) promised that South Australia would “lead the nation” in responding to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. This included upgrading the police cells at Amata. This work was never completed... read on

Amata: new arts centre

Tjala Arts at Amata is owned and managed by local Anangu artists. In June 2007, the South Australian Government announced that it would contribute half of the funding needed to build Tjala Arts a new home... read on

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