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.


The high price of shopping on the APY Lands

Last month we compared the price of items sold in four APY stores with what they cost in Adelaide. The difference was staggering. What we could buy for less than $100 in Adelaide cost more than $180 on the APY Lands... read on

Interview with David Schomburgk

David Schomburgk is the Acting General Manager for the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council. In this interview, David explains some of the work being done to make it easier for Anangu families to make healthy... read on

Second interview with State Minister (Hon Paul Caica MP)

Paul Caica is South Australia’s Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation. In his second Paper Tracker interview, the Minister talks about his recent visits to Anangu communities. He also answers a series of questions about... read on

APY Lands: three key reports

Between November 2011 and January 2012, the South Australian Government was scheduled to release three key reports focused on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Only one of these reports was released on time.... read on

Interview with Kirsten Grace

Kirsten Grace is the General Manager of the Mai Wiru Regional Stores Council. In this interview Kirsten explains how the Council came to be established and what it is doing to improve food security on... read on

Interview with SA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation about food security plan

Grace Portolesi is the South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation. Last year, she released a six-year plan aimed at addressing the problem of “food security” on the APY Lands. In this interview, the... read on

Store prices in remote Anangu communities

The price of many food goods and other items sold in Anangu stores is often very high. Exorbitant prices undermine efforts to improve Anangu health and wellbeing. On 12 October 2010, the South Australian Government reported... read on

APY Lands: cutting electricity costs to lower food prices

In January 2008, the South Australian Government launched an electricity rebate to significantly reduce costs to community stores on the APY Lands. The Government noted that reducing electricity costs for community stores would... read on

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