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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
Stop suicide

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 […]
November 7, 2016
Tool Kit

National Psychology Week

November 6-12 is National Psychology Week. It’s a great time to consider the psychological health and wellbeing of yourself and those around you, and how you […]
October 28, 2016
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Listening

By Pamela Nathan RE: ‘Turned down 18 times. Then Paul Beatty won the Man Booker’, by Charlotte Higgins, published in ‘The Guardian’ 27 October 2016  Paul […]
October 28, 2016
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Dear Antoinette

Australia has not been a country of master-slave, but a servile consciousness has been perpetuated by the declaration of Terra Nullius, of needing to grant citizenship and land rights and having corralled people into settlements, curfews and 'half-caste' regulations. Gary’s Letter to Antoinette is a very moving letter of remembrance, of deep apology and a wish to repair damage done from a man who grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.
September 30, 2016
Stop suicide

Julian Leeser’s courageous stand on suicide

By Pamela Nathan In my previous blog, A week of pride, shame and hope in parliament (20 Sept 2016), I acknowledged some of the high and low-lights of […]
September 20, 2016

A week of pride, shame and hope in parliament

Last week Australia was presented with the Maiden Speeches of our new politicians. While often this time passes with little to cause more than a ripple, this week was different. There were waves of pride, followed by a tsunami of shame, followed by healing waves of hope.
September 16, 2016
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Recognition? It’s a matter of life and death in Aboriginal Australia.

As an ABC documentary to air on September 20 asks 'RECOGNITION: Yes or No?', it may be time for you to get a copy of CASSE's 'Recognition' booklet and consider this question from the psychological viewpoint. Written by the Director of CASSE's Aboriginal Australian Relations Program, Pamela Nathan, in preparation for her role as a panellist at the Sydney Ideas event 'What is Recognition?', featuring Noel Pearson and Jonathan Lear, 'Recognition - A matter of life and death in Aboriginal Australia' is a 30 page booklet
September 5, 2016

‘Mabu ngarrungu, Mabu buru, Mabu liyan’

In his powerful maiden speech, Senator Pat Dodson stated that he wants to “work with all of you in building an Australian nation that is characterised, […]
August 29, 2016
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‘Changing Minds, Saving Lives’ – Psychoanalytic Insights: ‘HOLDING’

Welcome to Pamela Nathan’s psychoanalytic series, taking simple gems from the psychoanalytic dreamtime that may become tools for living… HOLDING ‘Holding’ follows on from the Psychoanalytic […]
August 19, 2016
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In memory of the Wave Hill Walk Off

This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wave Hill Walk Off. Many Australians may not know what the 'Wave Hill Walk Off' was, but many will know the name of Vincent Lingiari, who led the walk off, will have seen the photo of Gough Whitlam pouring sand through Lingiari's hand, and will have sung along to the Paul Kelly song 'From Little Things, Big Things Grow'.
July 28, 2016
ABC Four Corners Dylan Voller July 2016

Seeing is believing. Australia’s terrible, terrible shame.

This bound, shackled person is not a terror suspect or political prisoner in some foreign land renowned for torture and abuses of human rights. The person is not even a man. He is a child. He is an Indigenous child. In Australia.

Constitutional recognition, treaty, statehood, & land rights- historic meeting of traditional owners in the Top End abc.net.au/news/2017-02-2…

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