TOO OFTEN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE EXCLUDED FROM DISCUSSIONS AND DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR OWN AFFAIRS. PROJECTS SUCH AS PAPER TRACKER PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN SPEAKING TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN THEIR FIRST LANGUAGES, ALLOWING THEM TO BE INFORMED, MAKE DECISIONS AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE ON A MORE EQUAL FOOTING WITH GOVERNMENTS.
Senator Patrick Dodson, Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ALP)
THE PAPER TRACKER PROVIDES THE COMMUNITY WITH STORIES ABOUT LOCAL ISSUES. THE STORIES ARE INTERPRETED FOR ANANGU AUDIENCES AND LET PEOPLE RIGHT ACROSS THE APY LANDS LISTEN TO WHAT’S HAPPENING ON COUNTRY. A GREAT SERVICE. PALYA!
Sandy Marty, Acting Deputy CEO of NPY Women’s Council
THE PAPER TRACKER HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE AN IMPORTANT VEHICLE FOR DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH ADVOCACY FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE APY LANDS.
FOR US, PAPER TRACKER LISTENED TO THE PEOPLE CALLING FOR DIALYSIS ON COUNTRY AND CHAMPIONED THEIR CAUSE. AGAINST ALL ODDS, COMMUNITY DIALYSIS WILL BECOME A REALITY FOR THE APY LANDS IN 2018. THE PAPER TRACKER SHOULD BE JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THE PART IT HAS PLAYED IN THIS BIG STORY!
To date, the Anangu Lands Paper Tracker has produced and broadcast more than
RADIO SHOWS 300
on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM, 5NPY Radio and other regional stations
Our advocacy The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker
Advocacy is a key pillar underpinning our work at Uniting Communities. One of our focus areas is monitoring government commitments to Anangu (Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara peoples).
We lobby and advocate for the appropriate and timely delivery of key infrastructure, services, legislation and policies to improve the lives of people living in remote South Australian Aboriginal communities.
Through Paper Tracker, Anangu have easier access to information in their first languages and, with more knowledge about issues, they have greater ability to participate in the broader debates shaping their community’s future.
Hosted by Susan Tilley and Rosemary Lester, the Paper Tracker Radio Show interviews people on a range of relevant topics and is available as a podcast online. It is estimated that our weekly radio and podcast listenership exceeds 4,000 people. Our Facebook page offers an interactive forum for comments about topical issues that affect communities.
The Paper Tracker radio show won the 2016 National Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s award for Excellence in Spoken Word, News, and Current Affairs Programming. This important recognition is a testament to the program’s value to community.
Our website has been tracking progress on government commitments since 2007. Key areas of our advocacy work have included a focus on kidney disease and access to dialysis, ear health, housing, food security, income management and the safety of children.
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Sarah Brown, CEO of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku (The Purple House)
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