Peter Mares

Peter Mares

Peter Mares is contributing editor with the online journal Inside Story, adjunct fellow at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University and a moderator with the Cranlana Programme. Peter was previously Cities Fellow at the independent public policy think-tank the Grattan Institute, and prior to that, a journalist and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for 25 years. During his time with the ABC, Peter served as a foreign correspondent and presented national radio programs including the daily regional current affairs program Asia Pacific and the weekly public policy discussion program The National Interest. During his career Peter has combined journalism with public policy research, publishing articles in academic books and refereed journals, particularly on the topic of migration. He was the author of the first comprehensive analysis of Australia’s approach to refugees and asylum seekers: the award-winning book Borderline (UNSW Press, 2002). His most recent book is Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration Is Changing The Nation (Text Publishing, 2016).