PETER MARES

Peter Mares is an independent writer and researcher. His new book No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis is due out from Text Publishing in mid September. Together with Julianne Schultz, Peter has co-edited the forthcoming edition of Griffith Review on migration, identity and belonging called Who We Are.  Peter is the author of Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation (Text, 2016) and Borderline (UNSW Press, 2002), an awarding-winning account of Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. He is a regular contributor to Inside Story magazine and an adjunct fellow at the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University.

From 1987 to 2011 Peter worked as a journalist and broadcaster with the ABC. During those 25 years he presented national radio programs and served as a foreign correspondent. He subsequently worked on urban policy as Cities Fellow at the Grattan Institute and is now senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes or ethics and leadership. Peter also works as a freelance MC and facilitator. He can be contacted here.