A new kind fast food is having a big impact Australia. It has helped to bring Australian people together, and it has been named as the People's Choice Word the Year 2016 Australia's Macquarie Dictionary. It is the "halal snack pack", also known as an "HSP" in Australia. It is a combination kebab meat, potato fries and a special spicy sauce. Although the snack was created Australia, it has its roots the Middle East. It has become a symbol multiculturalism Australia as more people become aware halal food. There is even an HSP group Facebook that has 180,000 members. The site is , "sharing great snack pack stories and discussing possibly the best snack pack the world".
The halal snack pack has created a lot f discussion Australia, especially far-right politician Pauline Hanson refused to eat one. She said halal meat was unacceptable in Australia and that "98% of Australians" were it. However, she could not provide any evidence to support her statement. Ms Hanson's words and actions have made the HSP more popular. Keysar Trad, president the Australian Federation Islamic Councils, said HSP winning word of the year was fantastic. He said: "If you're able to find it the dictionary, it takes the mystery. It brings people comfort and satisfaction that there's nothing sinister the word 'halal'. It's all what's positive, what is good and wholesome."