2 September 2016 update – the future of DASSAN

Dear Friends, As you are likely to know, Darwin’s detention centres have now closed. You might be asking what happens to DASSAN now? We've been asking ourselves the same thing. Since its inception, DASSAN's role has been primarily to advocate for and support the large...

Utter horror unfolding in front of our eyes

Every moment that we wait is a moment when one more person might die, or one more person might cease to cope and lapse into psychosis. This is not an exaggeration. The situation is dire, and has reached crisis level. They must be brought to safety immediately. I know this, because in my role with DASSAN I speak with them on the phone regularly, and it is excruciating. Have you ever had someone cry and repeatedly beg you to do something that you have no power to do?

2014

Submission to Australian Human Rights Commission National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention Report: Asylum Seeker Needs in the Northern Territory - Beyond...