Peter Mares is the author of No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text Publishing, 2018) and a regular contributor to Inside Story magazine. Peter is also lead moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the ethical decision-making skills of Australia’s leaders, and an adjunct fellow in the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University. Peter worked for 25 years as a journalist and broadcaster with the ABC and is the author of two other books.
Peter has pushed for more money to be spent on housing for people who are in rental stress on several public platforms, such as this ABC panel discussion on falling house prices:
“Household debt has roughly doubled in the past 10 years and most of that debt is housing related.” Peter Mares says a fall in housing prices is not a tragedy but a good thing, as high housing prices have ‘entrenched inequality’ in Australia. pic.twitter.com/3VXv1xuTq2
— ABC The Drum (@ABCthedrum) October 2, 2018
For the National Housing Conference, Peter will be joining us in a facilitation role, guiding the two hour plenary session on the state of housing across all Australian states and territories.
Read more on the State(s) of Australian Housing plenary session here.