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August 7, 2017

RANZCP Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2017

CASSE is proud to announce that Pamela Nathan, Director of CASSE's Aboriginal Australian Relations Program, will be the keynote speaker at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2017.
July 3, 2017

Happy NAIDOC Week!

Language is a timeless bond that links a people with their history, their future, their land, their culture and their law.  Language matters! Happy NAIDOC – […]
June 26, 2017

“No-one cares”

"You're rampaging around the streets at night and no-one cares … you've got no-one looking after you". A thirteen year old boy in Tennant Creek, whose father is being held on remand, awaiting trial for the alleged brutal murder of his mother in January this year, has 'gone off the rails'. He is a child whose life has been rampaged, ruptured, shattered and broken. His court appearance was devastating:
June 19, 2017

preventing suicide

TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses suicide. Too many of our communities bear the tragic burden of suicide. I am sharing the following two articles that offer important insights about people who may be at risk.
June 16, 2017


Image: Anglicare’s David Pugh closing the Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference, displaying a shield made by the Men’s Tjilirra Movement (MTM). MTM Program Manager, Jamie Millier Tjupurrula […]
June 2, 2017

Constitutional recognition and the Uluru convention – what it all means

Discussion and debate about constitutional recognition and the outcome of last week’s Uluru convention of hundreds of Aboriginal community leaders will continue to build as Australia decides […]
May 26, 2017

This is a historic and potentially transformative time

Image (left to right): Rob Springall (Chair, CASSE), Jamie Millier Tjupurrula (CASSE Program Manager, MTM), Nathan Brown (Translator and Cultural Advisor, CASSE), The Hon Mark Dreyfus, […]
April 24, 2017

A Weaving Lesson

CASSE’S recent event, ‘The Day After Tomorrow – A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition’, received many positive responses. Following is a reflective response to the Recognition Effect from […]
March 21, 2017

Harmony Day??

Today is Harmony Day, or, more correctly, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To mark this important event, the United Nations human rights chief reminded Governments around the world that they have a legal obligation to stop hate speech ...
March 5, 2017


CASSE’s ground-breaking community psychoanalytic approach to Aboriginal mental health is achieving positive outcomes. The Men’s Tjilirra Movement (MTM), facilitated by CASSE and in collaboration with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), is leading cultural revival, changing minds and saving lives in the central western desert region of Australia. Ryan Liddle and the NITV team filmed a feature story about the inspiring men involved in this movement which premiered on 'Living Black' last week. Don't panic if you missed it - it will be replayed on Living Black on SBS on Monday 6th March at 5pm. Following is the story about the MTM which is published on the NITV website.
February 8, 2017

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW – A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition

What does a nation that sees, hears and knows – that recognises – all of its peoples look like? Taking the day after recognition as a possible starting or end point, this symposium will journey through the unrecognised trails of trauma and shine a light on breakthroughs to achieve recognition, change minds and save lives.
December 19, 2016

Changing Minds, Saving Lives In The Holiday Season

By Pamela Nathan Holiday Time can be Danger Time! So be forewarned and then forearmed How can this be? Unrealistic expectations – of joyful, happy family […]

Yarra Mayor: This is why we unrecognised Australia Day… via @smh

About 55 minutes ago from CASSE Australia's Twitter via Twitter Web Client