Publications

Academic articles (peer-reviewed)

Chris Maylea and Asher Hirsch, ‘The right to refuse – bringing the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014 into compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, Alternative Law Journal (forthcoming).

Asher Hirsch, ‘The Borders Beyond the Border: Australia’s Extraterritorial Migration Controls’, (2017) Refugee Survey Quarterly.

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

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

Op-eds

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