Peter Mares is a contributing editor at the online culture and current affairs magazine Inside Story and a moderator with the Cranlana Programme for cultivating wisdom in leadership.

Peter is also an adjunct research fellow at the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University of Technology.

For 25 years Peter was a journalist and broadcaster with the ABC.

He is the author of the prize-winning book Borderline (UNSW Press 2001, 2002), the first comprehensive account of Australia's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. His most recent book is Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration is Changing the Nation (Text, 2016), which was shortlisted in the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.


Pieces by Peter Mares

Settling and making a place
Edition 61: Who We Are

Refuge without work
Edition 45: The Way We Work

A special category
Edition 43: Pacific Highways

A routine removal
Edition 18: In the Neighbourhood

Monday morning in Mernda
Edition 29: Prosper or Perish

Such is life in Beijing
Edition 36: What Is Australia For?

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