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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.


Gillard shatters the glass ceiling. So what now?

June 24, 2010 20 Comments

It's a Big Moment, there's no denying it. We might have a female PM, but women still struggle not only with misogyny but also with racism, poverty, disability and all the myrid forms that marginalisation can take.

Hussein: Our first female PM

June 24, 2010

First female PM -- and other “firsts”, as well (dumping of a PM in his first term, etc). Can anyone think of another unmarried PM? This is a big moment, writes Shakira Hussein.

Private health insurance: the leech sucking on our sick blood

February 23, 2010

Private health care is an evil publicly funded roach that feasts on people’s middle-of-the-night fears and if we had any guts we would crush it beneath our heels, says Shakira Hussein, as she reveals why she just bought it anyway.

Honour the flag -– turn!

January 26, 2010

Barnaby Joyce says he "loves" Australia's current flag -- even though his smelly feet violate it every time he wears his favourite pair of his favourite thongs. Does anyone in Australia actually know how to "honour" our flag anyway? asks Shakira Hussein.

Hussein: I don’t buy Quadrant — but I still pay for it

December 23, 2009

How do you reconcile the need to know what the enemy is saying with the prohibition against tipping money -– even small change -– into their war-chest? asks Shakira Hussein.