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Community Update No. 6 of 2009/2010 - 2 February 2010 Print E-mail

Tomorrow we hold our first Executive Board meeting for 2010 and on 4 - 5 March, we hold our Annual General Meeting. What Minister Holloway said in Parliament on 3 December 2009 sums up the quality of our relationship with the South Australian Government. He said:

“I …pay tribute to the leadership of the APY lands. I know they have had their critics but over the past couple of years …I have found the APY Executive and other leaders in that community to be very keen to see progress in their communities. I think they have been very reasonable and that they are looking outwards from the lands…I have been pleasantly surprised by the very progressive attitude the APY lands Executive has taken to a number of issues…the community are really looking to progress…”

We will have some important things to talk about at our AGM. These include: Anangu taking responsibility for family, in particular the education and welfare of our children; Anangu individual ownership of houses in communities; royalty distribution models; and, delivery of NRM projects.

Community Notice 8 January 2010 Print E-mail
Advance notice is given of a meeting of traditional owners for Amata, Mimili, Pipalyatjara and Umuwa to attend a meeting at Umuwa in February 2010 to discus PY Media’s request for 5 year leases of a house in each of the identified communities.
These houses were constructed for the purposes of short term visitor accommodation for PY Media so that trainers and other consultants would have accommodation when they visited communities to provide training to Anangu.
Community Update No. 5 of 2009/2010 - 14 December 2009 Print E-mail

Industrial Misconduct on the APY Lands !!

APY has become aware of a number of complaints of industrial misconduct by some non-government organizations (NGOs) against Anangu working for them.

 The misconduct involves cutting off wages or sacking Anangu, or threatening to do these things.

 In one case, a senior Anangu was sacked by an NGO shortly after APY acted to regulate a particular activity. In another case, a senior Anangu was told that his wage would cease unless money was received by the NGO from a certain source.

Community Update No. 4 of 2009/2010 - 4 December 2009 Print E-mail

Update No. 4 of 2009 - 2010: 4 December 2009

 Mintabie Bill is passed by SA Parliament !!

 The South Australian Parliament yesterday passed the Mintabie Bill discussed at our recent Special General Meeting.

 The new Bill will become law shortly after it is proclaimed by the Governor. There are many improvements under the new law including:

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