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Shakira Hussein — Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein

Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein is a writer and academic in multiculturalism and Muslim studies at the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne.

Yooralla CEO Dr Sherene Devanesen (Image: AAP /Megan Neil)

'Nothing about us without us' in disability royal commission

A look inside the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities.

Sun sets on the British empire, but its racist legacy remains

Years of racist scapegoating came to a head in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, with a spike in racist harassment and abuse against ‘outsiders’ of all descriptions.

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Australia has normalised Islamophobia. Is anti-Semitism next?

Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.

Scott Morrison poses for a photo with his brother-in-law Garry Warren (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

How Morrison squandered his high ground on disability rights

Disability advocates are calling for the royal commissioners to step aside, the Medicare levy to be reinstated and yes, to stop being used a political football.

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Bar naan: Brexit shuts the door on migrants and their delicious cuisines

We are what we eat — so as more and more restaurants close their doors, what does the increasingly bland state of British cuisine say about underlying attitudes?

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The media needs to prioritise writing by those with skin in the game

As dangerous fringe groups move into the mainstream, a conversation needs to be had about media responsibility and how best to report on the far-right.

How women are copping it from all sides over fertility rates 

Women and girls are being held responsible for national and global demographics by under- and over-population scaremongers alike.

Red meat to the base: why white fragility can't stand being roasted

White fragility in Australia is looking particularly fragile at the moment on the back of a joke war.

Hawking wasn't bound to his wheelchair, he was empowered by it

Eulogies of Stephen Hawking miss the mark in understanding the pop icon and scientist's wheelchair.

The death of legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

The death of Jahangir, who was a champion of women and human rights, drew calls to continue her work from across Pakistani's ideological spectrum.