NDIS and imperial hygiene

Monday, 26 April 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Image text: Dr Shakira Hussein poses for a photograph.

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

You can find some of her work discussing disability in The Saturday PaperCrikey and Two Degrees.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN). You can listen to some of our previous shows here: www.3cr.org.au/womenontheline/itunes


Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee