Peter Mares

Lead moderator with the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

Peter Mares is lead moderator with the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, which is dedicated to strengthening wise and courageous leadership in Australia. 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, 2018); Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation (Text, 2016) and Borderline (UNSW Press 2001), an award-winning analysis of Australia’s approach to refugees and asylum seekers. Previously, Peter spent 25 years as a broadcaster with the ABC, serving as a foreign correspondent and presenting national radio programs. Peter is a regular contributor to Inside Story magazine and an adjunct fellow at the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University.