From the DASSAN website:

DASSAN (Darwin Asylum Seekers Support and Advocacy Network) was set up in response to growing concerns about asylum seekers in detention in Darwin. DASSAN members visit and write letters to people in detention, write letters to media and politicians, spread information, advocate for individuals and on asylum issues in general, organise public events and much more. We provide an interstate link for advocacy, or people who wish to donate goods or offer support. We send out weekly updates which you can receive by joining our mailing list.

There are so many things to do around this issue – if you are interested in getting involved or have ideas for action please let us know.

All people interested in supporting and advocating for asylum seekers are welcome to join us. Anyone can join our mailing list by going to or our facebook page – search for ‘DASSAN’

We meet every fortnight, currently on Monday nights at 5.30 in Darwin city. For details of our next meeting contact

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