Asylum Insight provides facts and analysis on Australian asylum policy with an international angle.

Established in Melbourne in 2013, we are an independent non-profit organisation committed to the principles of international human rights law, independence, and informed public discourse.

Asylum policy in Australia is highly politicised and contested. We do not pretend to have all the answers, but aim to provide timely information, analysis and international context to Australian asylum law and policy questions.


  • International law and human rights
  • Independence
  • Informed public discourse


Asylum Insight is a group of Australians with backgrounds in law, journalism, economics, public health and marketing.

Sophie Ross is a Psychology student who works as an actor.  She is a former Sydney Coordinator of the Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program. 

Nik Tan is a lawyer who has worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Centre for Multicultural Youth. He is currently writing a PhD in international refugee law.

Elizabeth Fitzgerald is a secondary school teacher with a background in law. She is a former Overseeing Coordinator of the Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program.

Joe Dreyfus is an economist. Formerly a project officer at the Victorian Department of State Development Business and Innovation, he is currently a public policy consultant.

Nicole Domanski is a communications professional who has worked in Melbourne, London and Copenhagen. She is currently completing a master's in migration studies.

Illustrations by Jack Chadwick



Asylum Insight is currently calling for original articles of up to 1000 words for publication on our Commentary page. Articles should explore an issue related to asylum policy and have some connection to Australia.

There are many ways you can support Asylum Insight. If you are interested in asylum policy, share our values and would like to become involved, please get in touch. We are always looking for volunteers.

For both article submissions, and volunteering opportunities contact info@asyluminsight.com.