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
Before the 2019 Melbourne Cup our Lead Moderator Peter Mares considered what we owe the horses running in it. Does the same Enlightenment-era reasoning that produced our cherished concepts of human equality and human dignity lead us to conclude that we have extensive obligations to other animals?
The Canberra Times, 4 November 2019
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report has been delivered. Before it was released Lead Moderator Peter Mares predicted what some of its findings might be and suggested that there is a role to be played by all of us in addressing needs which, if we’re fortunate enough to live a long life, we will all experience.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October 2019
Lead Moderator Peter Mares argues that even if we don’t invest in social housing we are going to send a lot more public money on housing anyway. We’re just going to spend it in different, less effective ways. So, how best to address the shortage of social and affordable housing?
Inside Story, 2 September 2019