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The Australian National University

Mr Peter Hughes

B.A.(Honours-History) University of Queensland
Visitor, School of Demography and Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: 02 6125 0798

Areas of expertise

  • Migration 160303
  • Public Policy 160510

Research interests

  • Migration Policy
  • Refugee and Asylum Policy
  • Migrant Settlement Policy
  • Australian Citizenship Policy
  • Multicultural Policy
  • Global, Regional and national governance of migration


  • Peter pursued a career with the Australian government for 38 years, mainly with the Department of Immigration, retiring as Deputy Secretary (Policy Group) in 2011
  • Peter has over 30 years experience in the development and implementation of Australian and international migration and refugee policies, including associated policies related to compliance, integration, citizenship and multicultural affairs.
  • Peter represented Australia extensively in international migration and humanitarian forums
  • In 2011–12 He chaired the Australian Government's Access and Equity Enquiry Panel
  • in 2012 he was inaugural chair of the Australian Government's Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board
  • Peter is a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and in that capacity an active member of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration

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Updated:  29 May 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers