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October 8, 2018

A COMPELLING BOOK AND A COMPELLING FILM

By Pamela Nathan Terra Nullius and One Night The Moon Terra Nullius The book Terra Nullius by first time author Claire G Coleman (2017) published by […]
September 4, 2018

Fathers and sons

By Pamela Nathan Film: I strongly recommend all you fathers to go and see the film West of Sunshine now showing in select cinemas. It is […]
August 22, 2018

The power of doubt

By Pamela Nathan Following on from our last blog, I would like to share thoughts from two more important thinkers – both from central Australia. They […]
August 6, 2018

Truthtelling

By Pamela Nathan In the past week I have read the transcripts of two incredibly powerful addresses. ‘Truth’ was at the heart of both – the denial of truth, […]
May 11, 2018

More than a cultural feast

Image of Gurrumul from Madman Films website By Pamela Nathan Director CASSE Aboriginal Australian Relations Program In the last few weeks I have seen the films The […]
May 7, 2018

Youth crisis: broken window of tolerance

Image by Tamara Cornthwaite, as published in Alice Springs News Online The following article by Rainer Chlanda, published in ‘Alice Springs News Online‘  is insightful and […]
November 13, 2017

Phantom Pain

Image: Kader Attia, ‘J’Accuse’ 2016 (detail) installation view, from ACCA exhibition, Photograph Andrew Curtis By Pamela Nathan Review of current exhibition of works by KADER ATTIA […]
September 8, 2017

Between catastrophe and survival

Stan Grant's recent feature story about Captain Cook's arrival in Australia ('Between catastrophe and survival: The real journey Captain Cook set us on' By Stan Grant, ABC News, 25 Aug 2017) is a moving insight into the truths, lies, contradictions and possibilities around the 'birth' of Australia.
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 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 […]
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 ...

Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds urged to ask for mental health support sbs.com.au/news/australia… via @SBSNews

About 6 days ago from CASSE Australia's Twitter via Twitter Web Client