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Antara –Sandy Bore Indigenous Protected Area Print E-mail
Traditional Owners have declared a fifth Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The Antara –Sandy Bore IPA adds 864,000 hectares to a total of nearly five million hectares represented in the National Reserve System from the APY lands alone. Traditional Owners look forward to receiving funding from the federal government to start implementing their Antara –Sandy Bore country Management Plan.

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The Warru Recovery Team wins the 2011 National NAIDOC Caring for Country Award Print E-mail

The Warru Recovery Team won the NAIDOC 2011 Caring for Country Award presented at the National NAIDOC Week Ball in Sydney on 8 July 2011. Nine warru rangers from the Warru Recovery Team attended the Ball and were joined by two elders who initiated the Warru Recovery work in 1997. The proud winners were pleased to represent their community at this prestigious event.

The Warru Recovery Team won the NAIDOC 2011 Caring for Country Award

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Community Update No. 8 of 2009/2010 - 9 March 2010 Print E-mail

Report to Members on Visit to Top End Communities

We were invited to meet with the Tiwi Land Council who told us how they lease the largest of their three communities (Nguiu) to the Commonwealth for 99 years. In return, they were paid substantial rent ($5 Million) in advance for 15 years and obtained many other benefits. They are using that rent to fund Aboriginal businesses paid for by money from the rent and low interest loans from IBA with the businesses being checked out and certified by Deloittes Accountants. The businesses include: car hire, cement mixing, Tiwi tours, forestry and they have plans for a supermarket, several specialty shops and more. The people have created over 84 paid Aboriginal jobs through business, more than the Tiwi Shire which is struggling, despite its $23 Million budget.


Community Update No. 7 of 2009/2010 - 22 February 2010 Print E-mail

Leaders and Leaders Meeeting

The first APY Leaders and Leaders meeting took place in Adelaide on 11 February 2010 in Minister Holloway’s office.
South Australian State Ministers present were: Jay Weatherill (Aboriginal Affairs), Paul Holloway (Minerals Resources and Planning), Jennifer Rankine (Housing Families and Communities) and John Hill (Health and Arts). APY was represented by myself, Jamie Nyaningu, Anton Baker, Leonard Burton and Rex Tjami. John Singer also attended at my request representing NHC.
The meeting was preceded by a very successful workshop the previous day with PIRSA and the mining companies operating on the Lands, all of which gave a commitment to work with, and help Anangu get the most out of the opportunities presented by mining and oil exploration on the Lands.
The most important things to come out of the Leaders and Leaders meeting was strong commitment by government to support Anangu leadership in making a better life on the Lands.

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