By David Hewitt for Coober Pedy Regional Times. This week [1-7 January 2023] marks 63 years since five Western Arrarnta Aboriginal men died on the William Creek road, approximately 75 kilometres from […]
PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE A TELSTRA MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION WITH 5G AT: ERNABELLA COMMUNITY, PUKATJA
INDIGENOUS CRANE SERVICE TO ENHANCE SERVICES TO FAR NORTH
The introduction of a new crane hire service for the outback region will provide further options for broad range of prospective clients. Based in Port Augusta, Macweld Crane Hire is a recently […]
GRASS ROOTS ANANGU FALLING THROUGH COVID-19 GAPS IN FAR NORTH SA
This article is aimed at providing some perspective for the local community as to why Anangu from remote communities are pouring into our town in mid winter amidst a declared pandemic.
“9 YEARS OF NON-DEVELOPMENT AT COOBER PEDY IS GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE”
Coober Pedy – Out of Sight – Out of Mind
SHELTER SA REPORT FALLS UNDER LOCAL SCRUTINY AT COOBER PEDY
Ask any local – The liquor restrictions are simply not working effectively any more – by Margaret Mackay
$2,375,000 FOR NEW COMMUNITY TRANSITION AND LEARNING CENTRE NEAR COOBER PEDY
By Margaret Mackay Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said this week that he welcomed the announcement of funding of more than two million dollars for a new Community Transition and Learning […]
MINTABIE LEASE TO BE TERMINATED 30 JUNE 2019 – ‘TRANSITION TO APY CONTROL’
Notice to licence holders at Mintabie: Mintabie township transition to APY Lands The Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has given written notice to APY confirming his intention to […]
SA BEST WILL CALL FOR A MORATORIUM ON PROPOSED GAB FRACKING
SA-BEST candidate for Giles, Tom Antonio, says his party will be calling for a moratorium on proposed fracking in the Arckaringa Basin, east of Coober Pedy, following concerns from residents of the […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 0438 399 012 16 October 2013 For the URGENT Attention of the […]
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 […]
WILL CROCODYLUS PARK BE ANOTHER FRASER ISLAND DINGO DISASTER?
DARWIN CROCODILES TARGETTED TO CAPTURE TOURIST DOLLARS 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 […]
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN NATIVE TITLE SERVICES APPOINTS INAUGURAL BOARD
The first board of directors has been appointed to South Australian Native Title Services. The inaugural chairperson is Tauto Sansbury who has worked as a consultant with the State Government’s Social Inclusion […]
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, […]
RANKINE: ANANGU ON APY LAND TO TAKE OUT HOMESTART LOANS FOR NEW HOUSING
According to Ms Jennifer Rankine the Minister for Families and Communities, in Coober Pedy on Tuesday (today), Anangu on the APY Lands will be able to apply for home loans through a […]
UNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS EXPERT ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA
GENEVA / CANBERRA – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, arrived in Australia, 17th August. Mr. Anaya’s visit will visit until […]
UN SUBMISSION – ABORIGINAL PEOPLE BECOMING REFUGEES ON THEIR OWN LAND
Australia gets bad rap to UN rapporteur over Aborigines Canberra, 17 August 09 – A northwest NSW Aboriginal leader has put a submission to a visiting high United Nations official on indigenous […]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA HAS HUMANTARIAN OBLIGATION TO ERADICATE ITS AFFLICTIONS ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
The Coalition Advocating Indigenous Human Rights has been specific since 2005 that it is South Australia which has allowed a catastrophic situation to enmesh all the Aboriginal peoples in South Australia since […]
WHERE ARE THE SEX OFFENDER CONVICTIONS MACKLIN & RUDD?
Statement by Michael Anderson, leader of the Euahlayi tribe and spokesman for the Gumilaroi nation of northwest NSW and southwest Queensland It is time for the federal government to inform the public […]
ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA (APY) LANDS COMMUNITY STORE GOVERNANCE
Public hearings and meetings –Wednesday 29 April 2009 On its third day of hearings in Central Australia, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs will visit […]
IS INDIGENOUS WELLBEING A RESULT OF RACISM?
New Project for Flinders University – focusing on how Aborigines and Torres Straight Islanders adapt to foreign society, including the effects on their general wellbeing. What motivates racism? Effects of racism? Possible solutions? […]
NORTHERN TERRITORY INTERVENTION TO GO BEFORE UNITED NATIONS
TRADITIONAL OWNER WINS INJUNCTION RESTRAINING BARRICK GOLD MINE EXPANSION
Yesterday the NSW Land and Environment Court handed down a decision in favour of Wiradjuri Traditional Owner, Neville Chappy Williams, with an injunction restraining the NSW Minister of Planning
MAN MISSING FROM APY LANDS IN FAR NORTH
Far North Police are seeking the assistance of the public in attempting to locate a man who has been missing since early in January.