Chris Uhlmann

Chris Uhlmann

Political editor Nine News. Co-author of The Marmalade Files, The Mandarin Code and Shadow Game now adapted as a Foxtel mini-series, Secret City.

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"China is overplaying its hand and giving western leaders no option but to stand up to it."

There has been a significant cyber intrusion aimed at Government and the private sector across Australia. Expect to hear more on this within the hour. Not all of it sucessful but on a massive scale. #auspol  @9NewsAUS 

Who could now confidently say that the Chinese Communist Party would never restrict access to the air and sea space over the South China Sea? It carries about one-third of global shipping and thousands of flights a day cross the international waters.

"... the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials..." What's surprising is it's no longer surprising. #auspol  @9NewsAUS 

Meanwhile in China. "The campaign over the past four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of 'demographic genocide'.”

"... around 20 police officers and 10 vehicles arrived at his home in Beijing and took Xu away."

Not that anyone can travel but Canada's "Mounties" are apparently a big worry... according to Beijing. It is warning its citizens to beware "frequent violent actions by law enforcement agencies in Canada"


Abandon ship! Watch as the Defence brass retreats because their Minister Christopher Pyne fields political questions with them as the backdrop. The Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell leads the rear-guard action. #auspol 

"Employees face pressure to support pro-Beijing candidates in local elections and echo the Chinese government’s official line. Those who speak out can be punished or even forced out."

@abcnews  has confirmed with Australian sources that this Washington Post report is "substantially accurate" #auspol 

So Donald Trump’s first instinct in a time of acute crisis is not to attempt to be consoler-in-chief but to declare martial law. Another step into the age of real and virtual totalitarianism. @Auspol 

If Barnaby Joyce can’t act as Prime Minister in Malcolm Turnbull’s absence then it is perfectly fair to ask why he is still in the job. #auspol 

Admire the tactical genius: call a gay marriage plebiscite to prove the silent majority opposes it; get flogged. Launch an inquiry into religious freedom that spotlights the fact the law allows religious groups remarkable licence to discriminate. This is exploding cigar politics.

. has confirmed senior Liberals were told felt bullied by “a pact of three Liberal MPs” and has been given their names. All three have been given a chance to respond before we name them. #auspol 

“The Major was an old fossil left over from decades before. We were not supporting his views, we were making fun of them,” said Cleese.

For all of those who are taking up the memorable catch cry of RFS volunteer Paul Parker. Here is a bit more context from an interview he did with @9NewsAUS . There is only one politician in Australia he doesn’t think should “get f-ed”. Guess who? #auspol