Lead Moderator Peter Mares responds to Kristina Kenneally’s recent article on the need to addresses Australia’s migration rules.
“In one sense, Kristina Keneally’s article in Sunday’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald is a timely reminder that Australia’s migration rules need to be reassessed — just as the pandemic should prompt a review of the tax system, welfare arrangements and our fragmented approach to housing and homelessness.
However, says Peter, Labor can’t claim to be encouraging a reasoned discussion about a sensitive and divisive topic while framing the issue in simplistic, binary terms.
Inside Story, 6 May 2020See More
Temporary visa holders and recent permanent migrants play a vital role in healthcare and the economy — and Lead Moderator Peter Mares says that’s just one reason why the rules need to keep evolving during the current crisis.
Inside Story, 21 March 2020See More
When the application of law produces a manifest injustice it’s time to review the laws. Lead Moderator Peter Mares looks at what happens when foreign parents and Australian children become trapped between migration law and family law, two systems that don’t talk to one another.
Canberra Times, 16 January 2020See More
Is public discourse of migration in Australia too narrow? Border regulation, the labour market, analyses of criminal justice data and the experience of international students – it’s all inter-related and needs to be considered together to shape a healthy migration policy. You can listen to the conversation here.
ABC, Radio National, 27 November 2019