ATSISPEP Project Coordinator
Welcome from the Conference Organising Committee
This inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference gathers together experts and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the wider community from across the country to Alice Springs, the heart of the Aboriginal nations. Over two days those gathered will exchange learnings, share lived experiences, build knowledge and inspire one another as to how we can best strengthen communities to tackle this entrenched tragedy.
Abstracts are assessed based on the following criteria:
Please email Chrissie Easton, the ATSISPEP Project Coordinator an abstract on a topic you would like to present.
If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email Chrissie Easton, ATSISPEP Project Coordinator.
The conference committee has funding to offer bursaries to persons who may otherwise be unable to attend the event due to financial restrictions. Please read the bursary information and complete an application form if you are interested.
Bursary applications close on Thursday 31 March 2016.
The themes for the conference are:
The conference program is available below.
Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man whose latest book Talking to My Country is a powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity. A journalist since 1987, Stan has covered some of the world’s biggest news events and has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. He published his memoir, The Tears of Strangers in 2002 and in 2015, he won a Walkley award for his coverage of indigenous affairs. He is Managing Editor of National Indigenous Television, Indigenous Affairs Editor at The Guardian and International Editor at Skynews. He is currently hosting a nightly news bulletin on NITV titled The Point with Stan Grant.
Rosalie Kunoth was born in 1937 at Utopia Cattle Station (Arapunya) in the Northern Territory of Australia to parents of the Amatjere people. Her paternal grandfather was German, hence her German surname. In 1951, Kunoth was 14 years old and staying at St Mary's Hostel in Alice Springs when the filmmakers Charles and Elsa Chauvel recruited her to play the title role in their 1955 Jedda. Her nickname was Rosie, but the Chauvels changed her name for the screen to Ngarla Kunoth. Kunoth was the first Indigenous female lead. The ground breaking film was played for audiences at the Cannes Film Festival 60 years later in 2015.In 1970 she married Bill Monks, settled in Alice Springs and had a daughter - Ngarla.
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee we invite you to join us as a funding partner of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference. There are a number of levels of sponsorship you can nominate for if you wish to demonstrate your commitment to the community and government representatives about suicide prevention.
Download the sponsorship prospectus to learn about the various opportunities available.
We have negotiated generous hotel rates from the hotels listed below.
To book a room at Lasseters Hotel please click on the link below and enter the following details - Username - Suicide Prevention C and password - 1605ASPCCS.
To book a room at Double Tree please click on the hotel link below and enter the following code - GSISA.
Please see the NT Travel website for more information about Alice Springs.
Proudly supported/funded by the Australian Government.