Asylum Insight provides facts and analysis on Australian asylum policy, within an international context. We publish quality content to encourage informed debate about asylum policy.

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

Our vision is an Australia where sustainable and evidence-based asylum and refugee policy, which meets our international legal obligations, is the norm. We believe that good policy outcomes flow from an informed population and in the debate about asylum seekers, our mission is to be a trusted, impartial voice. We want to help people have informed conversations and form nuanced opinions on Australia’s asylum policy.


The Asylum Insight management committee consists of a group of Australian volunteers with backgrounds in law, journalism, economics, public health and marketing.

Nik Tan is an international refugee lawyer.

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

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. 

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.

Tara Crisp works in human rights research and policy. She has a Master of Laws specialising in human rights and social justice.

Margarita Fourer is a PhD Candidate in Migration Studies, having previously worked in Resettlement.

Gemima Harvey has a background in journalism, photography and digital marketing for non-profits. She is currently completing a Master of Refugee Protection and Forced Migration.

Asylum Insight is also supported by social media and content production volunteers:

Ned Lis-Clarke works as a management consultant with public sector and not-for-profit clients. He has a background in philosophy and economics.

Rhoda Kwan is a law graduate with a background in human rights and refugee law.

Illustrations by Jack Chadwick


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.