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‘REFERENDUM’ ON TRANSITIONAL ACCOMMODATION CENTRE IN COOBER PEDY

COOBER PEDY RESIDENTS are still coming to terms with the sudden and  senseless loss of long term local opal dealer and retailer Nathan Aretas who tragically died on Monday 1 October at his business premises, leaving behind his beloved family and a promising future. See more

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HOUSE FIRE IN APY LANDS

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.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: CAMEL SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT FOR APY LANDS

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, … Continue reading

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SA LIBERALS COMMIT TO PERMANENT RENAL DIALYSIS ON APY LANDS

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 … Continue reading

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FIRE DESTROYS FREGON COMMUNITY STORE

Police in the state’s Far North are investigating the circumstances of a fire that has destroyed the Kaltjiti/Fregon community store, causing an estimated $2m in damages. The alarm was raised before midnight when a fire was noticed at the rear of … Continue reading

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NEW ALCOHOL RULES IN COOBER PEDY

Monday, 30 September 2013 9:10am 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 … Continue reading

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ALCOHOL SEIZED AND DESTROYED NEAR COOBER PEDY

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 … Continue reading

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SPATE OF EARTHQUAKES HIT SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S FAR NORTH

A spate of earthquakes all within a week of each other have occurred in South Australia’s Far North with three strikes on the APY Lands. A significant 6.1 earthquake struck near Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon and Indulkana on the APY Lands at 8.25pm South Australian Daylight … Continue reading

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MEDIA TAKE THE BAIT ON MISLEADING DRUG RAID RELEASE

A marijuana bud and a business shop takings were “seized” in the latest raid at Mintabie on Officer Oil Basin in the Far North of South Australia. On Monday 11 April, 2011 a contingency of eight police personel including a … Continue reading

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EIGHT ARRESTED – ALLEGEDLY TRAFFICKING DRUGS BETWEEN ADELAIDE & MINTABIE

Eight people were arrested after police moved in on a drug ring allegedly selling cannabis to Aboriginal communities in the far north of South Australia. Coober Pedy Police [on Friday 5 March 2010] pulled over a vehicle on the Stuart … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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MINTABIE: IMPENDING LEGISLATION TO STOP OPAL MINERS HAVING A DRINK IN THEIR HOMES

CIVIL LIBERTIES:  PRECEDENT SOUGHT BY STATE GOVERNMENT To the Editor, Impending SA State Legislation will see entry to Mintabie (an existing community settled prior to land grants), by ordinary Australians drastically restricted, if not totally closed off!! The draconian Anangu … Continue reading

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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 HomeStart program to purchase  homes being built on their homelands … Continue reading

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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 the small communities of Amata and  Kaltjiti  in … Continue reading

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MAN STABBED ON APY LANDS

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TO THE OPAL MINING FRATERNITY – RE MINTABIE

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LEASE DECISION FOR MINTABIE STILL PENDING WHILE APY OVERWHELMED WITH BUREAUCRACY

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LOCAL COUNCIL TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR APY LANDS – WEATHERILL

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ADELAIDE CROWS FLY TO FAR NORTH APY COMMUNITIES

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APY RESIDENTS REDRESS MEDIA CLAIMS OF EXPLOITATION IN MINTABIE

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OPEN LETTER TO The Honourable Jay Weatherill from Mintabie Family

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SA GOVERNMENT THREATEN TO CHANGE OPAL MINING ACT

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