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Employment opportunities are limited in remote Anangu communities.

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


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State Plan: Anangu public sector employment

In 2004, the State Government announced plans to increase the number of Aboriginal people working in the South Australian public service “to 2% within 5 years.” This target was not met... read on

APY Lands: Police Aboriginal Liaison Officers

For over 20 years, Anangu Community Constables provided the first line of policing on the APY Lands. From 2004 onwards, the number of Anangu willing or able to take on this role dropped significantly. In 2007, South Australia (SA) Police decided to use some of the salaries from unfilled Community Constable positions to employ Anangu staff in other roles... read on

Maralinga Tjarutja: petroleum exploration and Anangu employment

In June 2007, the South Australian Government granted two licences for petroleum exploration on the Maralinga Tjarutja Lands. As part of the negotiations, Maralinga Tjarutja secured a contract to construct 1250km of access tracks and other employment opportunities... read on

Mimili: bush foods enterprise and Anangu employment

In 2004, the State Government provided funding for the establishment of a bush foods garden in Mimili. The goals of the project included the establishment of a sustainable small-scale business and the provision of accredited training... read on

APY Lands: employment opportunities in the mining industry

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of access licences granted to companies looking for mineral and petroleum deposits on the APY Lands. Now, more than ever, it is critically important that governments work with Anangu... read on

APY Lands: Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP)

For 30 years, Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) on the APY Lands were run by a number of local community-controlled organisations. Since 1 July 2007, CDEP has been delivered by a single organisation... read on

APY Lands: training and retaining Anangu interpreters

From 2006 onwards, the South Australian Government provided funding to help Anangu obtain training and accreditation as interpreters. In 2009, four students on the APY Lands obtained a Diploma of Interpreting (Aboriginal languages)... read on

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