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Peter Mares

Adjunct Fellow


Peter Mares is an independent writer and researcher. He is the author of two books: Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing Australia (Text 2016) and Borderline (UNSW Press 2001 & 2002), an award-winning analysis of Australia’s policies towards asylum seekers and refugees. Peter is also contributing editor with the online magazine Inside Story and senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent not-for-profit foundation that promotes ethical leadership. Previously, Peter worked for 25 years as a journalist and broadcaster with the ABC, where he presented national radio programs and served as a foreign correspondent. Throughout his career Peter has combined journalism with public policy research, particularly on migration, and has been an adjunct research fellow at Swinburne University since 2002.

Research interests

migration; refugees; asylum seekers; public policy

Fields of Research

  • Migration - 440303
  • Public Policy - 440709


Also published as: Mares, Peter; Mares, P.
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