Point of order on the grounds of weirdness. From the Senate to the House of Reps, Australian politics just keeps getting stranger, thanks to leaks, spills and other hazardous accidents. Join the Guardian’s Bridie Jabour in conversation with political editors Mark Di Stefano from BuzzFeed, the ABC’s Chris Uhlmann, long-time political reporter Steve Lewis and writer Jeff Sparrow as they recount – and attempt to explain – some of the latest goings-on in Canberra and beyond.
Chris Uhlmann (Australian)
Chris Uhlmann has been a journalist for nearly thirty years, working across print, online, radio and TV news. He joined ABC in 1998 as a radiohost in Canberra before moving into the role of chief political correspondent. He has hosted the flagship programÊAMÊandÊwon the 2008 Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing. Chris has worked as political editor for ABC news andÊThe 7.30 Report. He set up News 24Õs political coverage in 2010 and has hostedÊ7.30,ÊInsidersÊandÊNews Breakfast. Chris was appointed the ABCÕs political editor in 2015. With Steve Lewis, Chris has co-authored three works of political fiction that have been adapted as a six-part series for Foxtel. Their latest book is The Shadow Game.
Jeff Sparrow (Australian)
Jeff Sparrow is a writer, broadcaster and editor. He writes a regular column for Guardian Australia; he appears on 3RRR's Breakfasters program and is the immediate past editor of Overland magazine. His most recent book is Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right. His previous book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson was shortlisted for the Best Writing Award at the Melbourne Prize.