Water Supply and Use in Aboriginal Communities in South Australia
Eileen Willis Meryl Pearce, Tom Jenkins, Simon Wurst, with carmel McArthy
Flinders University Adelaide and Department for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconcilliation
After nearly four decaes of the fight for self determination, Australians living in the major cities are probably not aware that many Aboriginal people in rural and remote areas do not have access to the same water, power or sewrage supplies as they do.
This report addresses issues relating to water supply and usage for twelve 'communities' in South Australia. It highlights the many acheivements of the Infrastrcuture Services Group within the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconcilliation in meeting their obligations under the Commonwealth/State Bilateral Agreement to the 18 communities. It also highlights the areas where more work needs to be done.
Associate Professor Eileen Willis (email) website Head: Social Health Sciences and Assistant Dean: Medical and Health Programs Paramedic and Social Health Sciences, School of Medicine Flinders University of South Australia Business: (08) 8201 3110 Other: (08) 8278 6192