Peter Mares

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.