The focus of this week’s Anangu Lands Paper Tracker interview is on the recent changes to the APY Lands Rights Act and how these will affect elections for the APY Executive Board.
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act became law in 1981. It has been amended or changed a number of times over the years.
On 20th September 2016, the APY Land Rights (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill was passed by the South Australian Parliament.
A number of the changes that have been made to the Land Rights Act are about how the elections for the APY Executive Board are conducted.
The changes include the total number of APY electorates. There are also changes about what you have to do in order to be allowed to vote or to stand for elections; and there are changes about the process of voting.
In order to explain all these changes about holding APY elections, the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker invited the South Australian Acting Electoral Commissioner, David Gully, to join us on the radio show.