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Employment opportunities are limited in remote Anangu communities.

The Paper Tracker monitors efforts to provide Anangu with real jobs.


Aboriginal interpreter services: Minister refuses to release report

In 2011, the SA Government received the final report of a review of Aboriginal language interpreter services. Recently, the Paper Tracker asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (Hon Ian Hunter MLC) for a copy of the report. Last month, the Minister said ‘no’... read on

Anangu interpreters: a dozen graduates and more to come

In 2009, four Anangu students from the APY Lands obtained a Diploma of Interpreting (Aboriginal languages) through TAFE SA. Since then, another eight APY students have graduated... read on

Interview with Mark Zadow

Senior Sergeant Mark Zadow is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Coordinator with South Australia Police. His role includes supporting Anangu into positions as Police Aboriginal Liaison Officers and Community Constables. In this interview,... read on

Interview with Michelle Young

Michelle Young is the Manager of Tjanpi Desert Weavers, a social enterprise that supports hundreds of Anangu women in the production of glorious baskets and other works of arts. Tjanpi Desert Weavers won the 2012... read on

Interview with Mark Connelly

Mark Connelly manages the new trade training centre at Umuwa on the APY Lands. Beginning in 2013, Anangu secondary school students will be able to learn skills at the centre that should make it easier... read on

Anangu Lands: recruiting Community Constables

South Australia Police receives funding to employ 12 Community Constables on the APY Lands and in Yalata. In November 2011, nine of these positions were vacant (75%). In one community, the local Community Constable position had been empty for over eight years... read on

APY Lands: trade training centre in Umuwa

In 2010, the Federal Government agreed to fund the capital cost of a $7.3 million trade training centre in Umuwa for APY secondary school students. Once completed, groups of Anangu secondary students... read on

APY Lands: community council support officers

In May 2010, the South Australian Government announced plans to establish “community council support officer” positions in Amata, Iwantja, Kaltjiti, Mimili, Pipalyatjara and Pukatja. Funding for these positions was originally for twelve months only... read on

Commonwealth targets: employment of Anangu rangers

In May 2008, the Federal Government announced that it was aiming to create an additional 300 Aboriginal ranger positions by 2012. Funding for these positions was to be provided under the Working on Country program. As of January 2009, the program had allocated more than $7.25 million to three Anangu organisations... read on

APY Lands: employment and training in construction

Broad commitments by governments to train and employ Anangu in the construction and maintenance of houses and other buildings are commonplace on the APY Lands. In 2007 and 2008, such commitments were frequently made during negotiations for a $25 million housing program... read on

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