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.
Jeff Sparrow (Australian)
Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor and broadcaster. He writes a regular column for The Guardian and contributes regularly to many other Australian and international publications. Jeff is a former member of the 3RRR Breakfasters team and the immediate past editor of literary journal Overland. He is the author of a number of books, including Money Shot: a journey into porn and censorship; No Way But This: in search of Paul Robeson; Trigger Warnings: political correctness and the rise of the right and the most recent Fascists Among Us: Online hate and the Christchurch massacre.
Bridie Jabour (Australian)
Bridie Jabour is the Opinion Editor at The Guardian. She has previously worked as a journalist for NewsCorp and Fairfax, where she has reported on social affairs, politics and regional issues. Bridie writes commentary on feminism, inequality, and pop culture, and appears regularly on The Drum, Triple J and ABC Radio Sydney. She is the author of the novel The Way Things Should Be and the book of essays Trivial Grievances: On the contradictions, myths and misery of your 30s.