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Special issue of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, Vol 15 Issue 2, June 2018

The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies published a special edition featuring all of the papers prepared for CASSE’s 2017 Symposium: THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition’. 

Health Business: A Report for the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

by Pam Nathan and Dick Lechleitner Japanangka

Health BusiHealth Businessness outlines the history of Aboriginal contact with European health care delivery in Central Australia, and the interface between traditional ‘bush’ health care and European health care. Pam Nathan worked with Dick Lechleitner Japanangka, a Central Australian Aboriginal leader, in talking to the Aboriginal people and learning about their ways and their attitudes to health and health care delivery.
The book provides an analysis of health services in the 1980s in Central Australia, both Aboriginal and European, through accounts from the providers and the recipients. As such, it is both a fascinating insight into the lives of the Aboriginal people and a valuable resource for those working or studying in the areas of health, sociology, anthropology and Aboriginal studies.

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Settle Down Country

by Pam Nathan and Dick Lechleitner Japanangka

The movemSettle Down Countryent of the Aboriginal people to reoccupy their ancestral lands, away from the government settlements, is told in this book. The reaction of government authorities to the movement is compared with the needs of the people, as told by Aboriginal people themselves. This book shows how Aborigines were prevailed upon to leave their lands under the policies of assimilation and in the interests of the development of the tourist industry at Uluru and the Woomera rocket range. It asks that white Australians join with Aboriginal people in the fulfilment of their rightful claims.

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The Intervention

Mere Arltyewele (Settle Down Country) – Bear the Gap To Close The Gap

by Pamela Nathan, June 2010

Click on the link below to view Pamela’ Nathan’s paper, which offers a psychological perspective on the Northern Territory Intervention.

The Intervention (Summary)


Notes on Customary Law

by Pamela Nathan, 2012

The place of Customary Law and White Law can be contentious. In this document Pamela Nathan summarises some of the issues. Click on below link to view document.

Summary of Customary Law Issues





The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-Harm & Youth Suicide (2014)

Over a 20 year period to 2014 the incidence of youth suicide in Aboriginal communities went from being an extremely rare phenomenon, to one where the rate of Indigenous youth suicide is now the highest in the world.

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Racism and Prejudice – Psychological Perspectives

This Position Paper by the Australian Psychological Society is written in the context of current social and political debates about native title, reconciliation with Aboriginal people, multiculturalism and immigration.

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Psychological Perspectives on Racism

InPsych, the Australian Psychological Society’s bimonthly bulletin, focuses on racism in its August 2013 issue. It’s well worth a read.

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