YAMI LESTER OAM – 24 August 1941 to 21 July 2017 R.I.P.

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Yami Lester OAM – 24 August 1941 to 21 July 2017  R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that the family of Yami Lester announce the passing of Yami Lester (Poppa Yami), Yankunytjatjara leader and Elder, Land Rights and anti-nuclear campaigner on 21 July 2017, age 75. Continue reading

KATI THANDA-LAKE EYRE NATIONAL PARK PROCLAIMED

Lake Eyre National Park will now formally be known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park after a request by the newly-formed Arabana Parks Advisory Committee. 

Lake Eyre National Park will now formally be known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Lake Eyre National Park will now formally be known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

The alteration of the name to Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park was made under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 with the decision proclaimed by the South Australian Government on 14 November. Continue reading

ROYAL COMMISSION SOUGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES ON APY LANDS

 

George Kenmore
On behalf of APY Council of Elders and Community Members
PO Box 280
ALDGATE  SA  5154
georgekenmore1@gmail.com
0438 399 012 

16 October 2013  

For the URGENT Attention of the Members of the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee 

Dear Members 

I am writing to you yet again with grave concerns re my country and people on the APY Lands.  So much has happened and still is happening that I find it difficult to know where to begin.  My people are suffering pitifully at the hands of the Minister, bureaucrats, APY Administration and Chair.  Their voice does not get heard.  They are treated as a joke.  And all the while Anangu’s rights are being signed away and diminishing it seems by the day and it would appear that there is nothing we can do about it.  Continue reading

NEW NATIONAL CREDIT LAWS: SOME BOOK UP PROVIDERS MUST BE LICENSED

‘Book up’ is a common practice in many remote and regional communities of Australia, particularly many Indigenous communities.

From 1 July 2010, consumer credit will be regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (National Credit Act). Continue reading

WILL CROCODYLUS PARK BE ANOTHER FRASER ISLAND DINGO DISASTER?

DARWIN CROCODILES TARGETTED TO CAPTURE TOURIST DOLLARS

Fraser Island Dingoes, starving in State Care, attracting tourist dollars are destroyed if a tourist feels intimidated. Photo credit: “Save Fraser Island Dingoes”

Conservation groups are concerned that Native Dingoes are dying of starvation, stress from being tagged and also shot by keepers, at the tourism oriented Fraser Island National Park [Sanctuary] in Queensland.

A similar “attraction” (park, or reserve) has been launched for the ancient crocodile to rake in tourist dollars and and make the most of natural advantages such as landscapes and the first people’s cultural heritage.

The Gumatj people for one, have ‘grown up’ at that place where the Wangarr or Dreaming crocodile built its nest. Continue reading

NEW SHOPPING GUIDE CD AIMED AT ANANGU IN SA

“People from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Lands will be more empowered to protect their rights as consumers”,  says Minister for Consumer Affairs Gail Gago  following yesterday’s launch of an informative CD called Talk About Shopping, in Coober Pedy.  Ms Gago was accompanied by member for Giles Lyn Breuer. Continue reading