Person

Peter Mares

Commentary

Plenty of ideas, not much money

The federal government made it clear at the National Housing Conference that significant new spending isn’t likely.
Audio podcast

Time to rethink the Great Australian Dream

Homelessness is entrenched and many Australians face overwhelming housing costs, yet housing policy has slipped off the political agenda. In this discussion with Peter Clarke, housing specialists Wendy Stone and Peter Mares trace the rise and fall of housing policy in Australia, and how the...
Commentary

Australia’s own border wall

Our “state of exception” combines disturbing practices, cost blowouts and chaotic administration, writes Peter Mares.
Commentary

Why Labor should break the refugee deadlock

The Opposition should swallow Scott Morrison’s bitter pill. But it also needs a longer-term plan, writes Peter Mares.
Commentary

Where now for immigration policy?

How will Scott Morrison respond to pressure from the Coalition’s right to cut immigration?
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