ABOUT ASYLUM INSIGHT


About

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.

Values

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

Who

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

Tara Crisp has a background in legal publishing. She has completed a Master of Laws, specialising in human rights and social justice, with a focus on international refugee law

Sophie Ross works in theatre as a performer, devisor and educator.  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.

Fiona Crosthwaite is a social worker who currently works in social policy in Victoria, with a background in multicultural affairs, disability and education

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 has completed a Master of Migrations Studies.

Illustrations by Jack Chadwick

Contribute

Graphic design volunteer

We’re looking for volunteers to help us develop our visual identity, refresh our website, and assist with other ad hoc design tasks. The role is flexible and can be project-based or ongoing, depending on the time commitment you can offer.

As a volunteer, you’ll be joining a growing independent non-profit organisation committed to the principles of international human rights law, independence, and informed public discourse. You’ll be supported by passionate like-minded individuals, and work closely with Asylum Insight’s Social Media and Design Officer to set the visual direction of the organisation. Your contribution will help Asylum Insight provide comprehensive information about the state of asylum in Australia.

For more info on the role or to pass on your CV, please email info@asyluminsight.com. with the subject: graphic design volunteer.

There are other 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.