Mullighan Inquiry

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In June 2007, the Parliament of South Australia established an Inquiry into the incidence of child sexual abuse on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

In April 2008, the Inquiry concluded that this form of abuse was “widespread” on the APY Lands.

The Inquiry made 46 recommendations. By law, the South Australian Government must produce an annual report, for five years, on its ongoing response to these recommendations.

The Paper Tracker monitors government efforts to implement the Inquiry’s recommendations and the quality of information published in the annual reports.

Posts

Update from Mr Steven Marshall

This week’s Paper Tracker interview is with the Leader of the South Australia Liberal Party and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Steven Marshall. Mr Marshall has recently visited the APY Lands and he talks... read on

Program 206: Update from APY General Manager

In this week’s Paper Tracker Radio Show we interview the APY General Manager, Mr Richard King. He talks about the work that he and the APY Executive have been busy with over the past six months... read on

Update from APY General Manager

This week’s Paper Tracker radio interview is with the APY General Manager, Mr Richard King. Richard talks about the work that he and the APY Executive have been busy with over the past six months.... read on

Update from Nerida Saunders (DSD-AAR)

This week’s Paper Tracker interview is with the Executive Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation within the Department for State Development, Nerida Saunders. Nerida provides updates on a range of issues including, the APY Regional... read on

Program 204: Update from Nerida Saunders (DSD-AAR)

In this week’s Paper Tracker Radio Show we get an update from the Executive Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation within the Department for State Development, Nerida Saunders. Nerida talks about a range of issues that affect the lives of Anangu... read on

Bob Smith on Community Patrols – Part 1

This week’s Paper Tracker radio show includes the first part of an interview with Mr Bob Smith, the Manager of the new Community Patrols Program. Bob lets us know about this new Program that has... read on

Program 196: Bob Smith on Community Patrols Program – Part 1

This week’s Paper Tracker radio program includes the first part of an interview with Mr Bob Smith, the Manager of the new Community Patrols Program which is being developed in six APY communities ... read on

DSD-AAR Progress on Lands Report – How will we know if progress is being made?

The Department of State Development’s Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation’s (DSD-AAR) latest ‘Progress on the APY Lands’ report covers the period January to December 2014. It was posted on the DSD-AAR website in August 2015; almost... read on

Who is monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry?

The Government’s fifth and final report on the implementation of the Children on the APY Lands (Mullighan) Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations was tabled in Parliament in November 2013. This report states that: ‘As this is... read on

Child protection protocols still under review

Update on Terms of Reference for Review of APY Child Protection Protocols. Following our last post on 21 August 2014 (Child protection protocols still under review – with or without terms of reference?), indicating that... read on

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