On today’s show, we discuss the proposed changes to the National Insurance Disability Scheme as well as the broader political context surrounding the restructuring of the NDIS. Afterwards, we discuss the eugenic underpinnings of disability framing and 'governance' in the West - with a focus on imperial hygiene in colonial Australia.
To discuss these issues we are joined by Dr Shakira Hussein who is a writer and researcher based at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of From Victims to Suspects: Muslim Women since 9/11 and has researched and published articles on disability as a result of her lived experience with multiple sclerosis.
Follow or connect with Shakira on Twitter: @shakirahussein
Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee