Shakira HusseinMay 19, 2014
A string of hackneyed phrases passed through my mind at “India's Verdict", the Australia-India Institute's lunchtime election watch event in Melbourne last Friday. The food was excell
Shakira HusseinApr 30, 2014
I will remember the Manus Island detention centre while watching The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Shakira HusseinApr 23, 20142 Comments
So this brown-skinned Muslim disabled single mother goes to a lecture by a libertarian socially conservative human rights commissioner... It sounds like a joke told by an Andrew Bolt fa
Shakira HusseinFeb 24, 20141 Comment
In seeking to support asylum-seekers, we have demanded too little over the years - in order to maintain consensus within the movement, in order to focus on outcomes that policy-makers might consider to be achievable, in order not to look like starry-eyed idealists or scary extremists. And look where it has gotten us.
Shakira HusseinFeb 21, 20143 Comments
I find myself forced to admit that I owe Tony Abbott an apology. In the heat of the 2010 election campaign, I refused to believe his undertaking to turn back the boats. Like many oth
Shakira HusseinJan 9, 20141 Comment
Racism is the raison d'etre of Australian Day. Protesting when a supermarket doesn't get its microagressions micro enough is entirely beside the point.
Shakira HusseinSep 23, 20131 Comment
In his weekend report on the high incidence of rape committed by taxi drive
Shakira HusseinJun 28, 2013
For those trying to work out the details of the lessons learned by the revamped Prime Minister Rudd, one of them seems to be "check the calendar for the dates of major religious festiva
Shakira HusseinJun 24, 2013
It took 18 years to convict two of the killers who slaughtered Stephen Lawrence in a
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