Peter Hughes has over 30 years 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 a Deputy Secretary 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 and a Visitor at the Regulatory Institutions Network of the Australian National University.
Co-authored the three chapters on Population, Migration and Refugees in
“Fairness, Opportunity and Security: Filling the Policy Vacuum”
edited by John Menadue and Michael Keating, ATF Press, Adelaide, 2015.
Navigating Asylum Policy: https://issuu.com/anuasiapacific/docs/advance5_5c_web 15-17
Various articles on immigration policies and citizenship: https://www.policyforum.net/authors/peter-hughes/
Trump visa bans: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/losing-plot-immigration-policy