Academic articles (peer-reviewed)

Azadeh Dastyari & Asher Hirsch, ‘The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy‘, (forthcoming) Human Rights Law Review

Asher Lazarus Hirsch & Cameron Doig, ‘Outsourcing Control: The International Organization for Migration in Indonesia‘, (2018) International Journal of Human Rights (free download)

Asher Hirsch, ‘Children Born in Australia’s Asylum System‘, (2017) Statelessness Working Paper Series No. 2017/06, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

Sahar Okhovat, Asher Hirsch, Khanh Hoang & Rebecca Dowd, ‘Rethinking Resettlement and Family Reunion in Australia’, (2017) 42(4) Alternative Law Journal 273 (free download)

Chris Maylea & Asher Hirsch, ‘The right to refuse: The Victorian Mental Health Act 2014 and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities‘, (2017) 42(2) Alternative Law Journal (free download)

Asher Lazarus Hirsch & Nathan Bell, ‘The Right to Have Rights as a Right to Enter: Addressing a Lacuna in the International Refugee Protection Regime‘, (2017) 18(4) Human Rights Review (free download)

Asher Lazarus Hirsch, ‘The Borders Beyond the Border: Australia’s Extraterritorial Migration Controls’, (2017) 36(3) Refugee Survey Quarterly 48 (free download)

Christopher Maylea & Asher Hirsch, ‘Social Workers as Collaborators? The Ethics of Working Within Australia’s Asylum System‘, (2017)  Ethics and Social Welfare (free download)

Asher Hirsch & Christopher Maylea, ‘Education Denied: People Seeking Asylum and Refugees Trapped in Limbo‘, (2016) 14(3) New Community 19

Book chapters

David, Christina et al, ‘Beyond the Silos: Towards Transformative Social Work Practice with People from Refugee Backgrounds Living with a Disability’ in Sharlene Nipperess and Charlotte Williams (eds), Critical multicultural practice in social work: new perspectives and practices (2019)


Community members should be able to sponsor refugees for the right reasons, not to save the government money, The Conversation, 8 March 2019

Explaining the unexplained at Home Affairs, Inside Story19 February 2019

We don’t know how many asylum seekers are turned away at Australian airports, The Conversation12 February 2019

What Does ‘Regular and Orderly Migration’ Mean for Refugees? The Role of IOM and the Global Compact for Migration, Asylum Insight11 December 2018

Refugees in Indonesia don’t want to get on boats. They want basic rights, The Guardian30 August 2018

Why Indonesia Shows the IOM Isn’t Necessarily Helping Migrants, Refugees Deeply, 26 October 2017

What Can Hannah Arendt Teach Us About Today’s Refugee Crisis?, Border Criminologies Blog10 October 2017

Five quotes from the Turnbull-Trump call show the folly of Australia’s refugee policyThe Conversation, 4 August 2017

Would Peter Dutton Pass his own Citizenship Test?Right Now, 23 June 2017

Book Review: What is a Refugee?, Arena Magazine (print), June 2017.

Book Review: Troubled Transit: Asylum Seekers Stuck in IndonesiaBorder Criminologies Blog, 13 January 2017

To stop boat deaths, abolish carrier sanctions and let asylum seekers travel by planeRight Now, 8 December 2016

Private resettlement models offer a way for Australia to lift its refugee intakeThe Conversation, 19 September 2016

Closing the Country: Where to next for Australia’s asylum seekers?Policy Forum, 30 June 2016

Does What Happens Offshore, Stay Offshore?Asylum Insight, 17 March 2016

High Court Ruling: Our Government Can Still Decide to Protect Refugee RightsRight Now, 5 February 2016

Funding barriers shut out asylum seekers and refugees from further educationThe Conversation, 11 December 2015

Even Once They Win It, Citizenship Is Used Against RefugeesNew Matilda, 23 November 2015

Did ‘ending’ detention on Nauru also end the constitutional challenge to offshore processing?The Conversation, 9 October 2015

The Economic Cost of Australia’s Asylum PoliciesRight Now, 21 August 2015

The Extra-territorialisation of Migration Control and the Right to Seek AsylumRight Now, 5 December 2014

The Freedom Interviews: Mark IsaacsRight Now, 22 August 2014

Does Government Spying Violate Human Rights Law?Right Now, 11 March 2014

NGOs, Government Censorship and YouRight Now, 14 December 2013

Australia’s Complicity in Detention Centre ViolenceRight Now, 17 September 2013

Sound minds, double standards and the right to vote, ABC Ramp Up, 6 September 2013

Disability and Voting Rights, Right Now, 6 September 2013

Interview with RefugeesRight Now, 18 July 2013

Is a Regional Solution for Asylum Seekers Possible?Right Now, 9 July 2013

A Conversation on the TrainRight Now, 13 June 2013

Rainbows in the Court Room: How the Law Can Protect Our EnvironmentCastan Centre, 25 March 2013