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.

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Interview with Sandra Kanck

Sandra Kanck was a Member of the South Australian Parliament for more that 15 years (1993 to 2009). In this interview, Sandra talks about government accountability and how the Australian Democrats got the SA Parliament... read on

Mullighan Inquiry: third annual progress report

In November 2011, the South Australian Government reported to State Parliament on the progress it had made implementing the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands. This was the third of five annual reports... 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 Andrea Mason

Andrea Mason is the Coordinator of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council. In this interview, Andrea discusses a report the Council prepared for the South Australian Government in 2009. The report looks at the... read on

Recommendation 30: educating young people about sexual health

The Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands recommended that “more resources” should be focused on educating Anangu children about “appropriate sexual behaviours, the law and their rights”... read on

Recommendation 25: school attendance

By law, all South Australian children between the ages of 6 and 16 are required to attend school. However, many children on the APY Lands do not attend school regularly. In April 2008, the Mullighan Inquiry recommended that “as a matter of urgency” the State Government should... read on

Mullighan Inquiry: second annual progress report

In November 2010, the South Australian Government reported to State Parliament on the progress it has made implementing the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands. This was the second of five annual reports that the Government is required to table in Parliament... read on

Recommendation 45: court facilities on the APY Lands

In April 2008, the Mullighan Inquiry recommended that court facilities should not be established in police stations on the APY Lands. The State Government did not accept this recommendation... read on

Recommendation 37: restorative justice and dispute resolution

On 30 April 2008, the Mullighan Inquiry recommended that “a process of restorative justice for the resolution of disputes” in APY communities should “be developed, implemented and periodically assessed”... read on

Mullighan Inquiry: first annual progress report

On 2 December 2009, the South Australian Government reported to State Parliament on the progress it had made implementing the 46 recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands. This was the first of five annual reports that the Government is required to table in Parliament... read on

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