Peter Hughes

Expertise: Governance; Migration, Refugee & asylum policies, Citizenship, Integration, Multicultural policy

Peter Hughes PSM has decades of experience in the development and implementation of Australian and international migration and refugee policies, including associated policies related to compliance, settlement, citizenship and multicultural affairs.

He has represented Australia extensively in international migration and humanitarian forums. At the time of his retirement in 2011, he was Deputy Secretary, Policy, of the then Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

In 2011–12 he chaired the Australian Government’s Access and Equity Enquiry Panel. Peter was the inaugural chair of the Australian Government’s Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board in 2012-13.

He has also spent time as a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, the School of Demography and a Visitor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance of the Australian National University.


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