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Shireen Morris is the Labor candidate for Deakin at the next federal election. Shireen grew up and spent most of her life in North Ringwood, lives in Nunawading, and has a long connection with the local area. Shireen was born in Australia, and is of Indian and Fijian-Indian heritage. Shireen’s parents migrated to Australia, and both her mum and dad worked for many years as GPs in Park Orchards.

Shireen has an eclectic career history. In her twenties, she worked as an actress and singer. She worked at the old BI-LO in Ringwood and temped as an administrative assistant to make ends meet. Shireen later studied law, and eventually earned a PhD in constitutional law. Shireen has spent the last 8 years fighting for Indigenous constitutional recognition, working with Indigenous leader, Noel Pearson. She is now a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne University Law School. Shireen is also a regular commentator in print, TV and radio and has published three books. Her latest book, Radical Heart: Three Stories Make Us One (MUP) tells her personal story, and was published in July.

Shireen is being mentored by Tanja Kovac, National Co-Convenor of EMILY's List Australia. 

"I am passionate about gender equality and want to see more women of diverse backgrounds in leadership positions - not just in politics but across society."