Speaker

Peter Mares

Author, No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis

 Peter Mares

Peter Mares is the author of No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text, 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. He worked for 25 years as a journalist and broadcaster with the ABC and is the author of two other books: Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation (2016) and are Borderline, an award-winning analysis of Australia’s policies towards asylum seekers and refugees (2001).

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Wednesday 28 August 2019
1.10pm – 3.00pm

Plenary session

State(s) of housing policy—a national debate

A national debate on Australia’s housing system with perspectives from every state and territory. In 2019 more than a million households in Australia are under housing stress. In this action-led session, housing chief executives from all state and territory housing departments will discuss a strategy for housing future communities across the country. Submitting a question ... view