The CFS was called to a house fire in the APY Lands just after 6am this morning following a triple zero call that was made alerting SA Police, who then advised the CFS of the structure fire. Continue reading →
The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities by taking advantage of a vast food source in the Outback.
The camel supply chain project will aid the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Inc receiving $430,000 for the project. Continue reading →
If elected to Government in March, State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has committed to working with the Federal Government to ensure a permanent renal dialysis unit, with the capacity for four renal dialysis chairs, is built at Pukatja/Ernabella on the APY Lands. Continue reading →
New rules come into effect from today regarding the purchase of alcohol in Coober Pedy.
The South Australia Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Paul White, announced the new rules for take-away alcohol sales in the outback township in an effort to curb alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour.
Takeaway sales of cask wine will be banned, while wine and spirits will be limited to one bottle per person per day.
Takeaway sales will also banned to anyone from defined “prescribed lands”, including the Umoona Community, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, and other Aboriginal lands in South Australia, Western Australian and the Northern Territory. Continue reading →
Alcohol seized and destroyed by police suspected of travelling to APY Lands
A vehicle suspected of illegally trafficking alcohol onto the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara (APY) lands was stopped by police early Friday morning Friday, 21 June 2013 on the Stuart Highway near Coober Pedy.
The Holden stationwagon with seven male occupants was searched and alcohol seized along with a small amount of cannabis in three re-sealable plastic bags.
Police issued two occupants of the vehicle with cannabis expiation notices, while three expiations were also issued for occupants not wearing their seatbelts.
It is illegal to take alcohol onto the APY lands, with police having the authority to seize and destroy alcohol if some attempts to traffic it into the area.