Background

Peter Mares (Research Committee)


Peter Mares is lead moderator with the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership (CCEL), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sharpening critical reasoning and ethical thinking. CCEL is a partnership between The Myer Foundation, Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation and Monash University.

Peter has a background in journalism and public policy research and is the author of three books: No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text Publishing 2018); Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation (Text Publishing 2016) and Borderline (UNSW Press 2001), an award-winning analysis of Australia’s approach to refugees and asylum seekers. Peter is a contributor to Inside Story magazine and an adjunct fellow at the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University. He previously worked for 25 years as a journalist and broadcaster with the ABC, where he presented national radio programs and served as a foreign correspondent.


No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text Publishing 2018)


Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation (Text Publishing 2016)


Borderline: Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in the wake of the Tampa (UNSW Press 2001 & 2002)


Unintended Consequences of Temporary Migration to Australia’, in Unintended Consequences: the Impact of Migration Law and Policy, edited by Marianne Dickie, Dorota Gozdecka and Sudrishti Reich, ANU Press, Canberra, 2016


'Temporary Migration and its Implications for Australia',

Senate Occasional Lecture Papers on Parliament No 57, February 2012


‘Border Control in Australia’

in Immigration and the Financial Crisis edited by John Higley, John Nieuwenhuysen and Stine Neerup, Edward Elgar, London 2011

The Department of Perverse Effects, Inside Story, 16 June 2017


Surfing with Singer, Inside Story, 31 May 2017


Every town is a Bordertown, Inside Story, 14 December 2016


The consequences of dodgy migration advice, The Law Report, ABC Radio National, 26 July 2016


None of us have hearts of stone, Inside Story, 22 June 2016