Food Security

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Anangu stores can be expensive places to shop. High prices of food and essential goods often undermine efforts to improve Anangu health and wellbeing.

In December 2010, the South Australian Government released a six-year “food security strategy” for the APY Lands.

The Paper Tracker is monitoring the roll-out of this strategy and other efforts aimed at making sure Anangu families can buy good quality, affordable food and other essential items.

Posts

Mai Wiru on healthy food

The focus of this week’s Paper Tracker interview is on healthy and affordable food. We talk with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. This is the first part... read on

Any update on APY Food Security Strategy Annual Report?

Update: 26 November 2014 – Questions asked in Parliament about APY Lands Food Security Strategy Following the release of the final report on the APY Lands Food Security Strategic Plan 2010 – 2016, a number of questions... read on

David Schomburgk (Mai Wiru) on Food Security – Part 2

This is the second part of an interview with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. In this part of the interview, David comments on the South Australia... read on

Program 157: David Schomburgk on Food Security – Part 2

This program includes part two of an interview with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. He lets listeners know about Mai Wiru’s new freight service ... read on

Program 156: David Schomburgk on Food Security – Part 1

This program includes Part One of an interview with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. Mai Wiru is an Anangu-controlled organisation that aims to improve the availability of healthy food from community stores... read on

David Schomburgk and Food Security – Part 1

This program includes Part One of an interview with the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council Aboriginal Corporation, David Schomburgk. Mai Wiru was started by community members on the APY Lands who... read on

Mai Wiru and Foodbank SA partnership

On 15 August 2014, the Australian Government announced a further $300,000 for the completion of the Mai Wiru and Foodbank SA business redevelopment project in the APY Lands. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said... read on

APY food strategy moves department

Responsibility for the SA Government’s controversial APY Lands Food Security Strategic Plan has now shifted to the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion... read on

APY market gardens: messy answers, nothing planted

Last month, a senior public servant gave evidence to a Parliamentary Committee about the APY market gardens and efforts to connect them with similar school-based activities. Much of this evidence was wrong. The Paper Tracker believes the SA Government needs to talk straight about the failure of its APY market garden scheme, reflect on why it has not worked and refocus its efforts to address food security on the APY Lands... read on

APY stores review cancelled

The Australian Government has cancelled an independent review of all of the stores on the APY Lands. The review was supposed to “make sure” APY stores can sell food “at the lowest possible cost” and stock a “wide and healthy” range of items... read on

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