Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Canberra bureau chief. Most recently Chris was the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald

10 minutes to clear the air and the decks

Chris Johnson It was a long time coming, but in the end it took just 10 minutes for Zed Seselja to make it clear to Gary Humphries that he wanted his job.

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Moving to a new beat

Chris Johnson When Canberra music identity Dave O'Neill was a young fella he was smitten with the blues and soaked up records from as many of the old great delta bluesmen as he could find.

PS union backs agency mergers

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Chris Johnson The public service union is welcoming the emergence of a federal mega-department.

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Ainslie Avenue slated as Canberra Station

The proposed location of a Canberra high-speed rail station. (U = under road, V = vent)

Hamish Boland-Rudder, Chris Johnson A three-platform station servicing more than 3,000 passengers per hour could be placed immediately behind the Canberra Centre, under a proposed plan for a high-speed rail network on Australia’s east...

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Taxis to offer most access to rail terminal

A high-speed rail station planned to go below Ainslie Avenue near the Canberra Centre.

Chris Johnson Access to and from Canberra’s high speed rail terminal would rely very little on public transport, according to a report into the proposed network.

Airport backs rail line to Civic

Chris Johnson Canberra Airport has welcomed the latest government report into high-speed rail even though it advocates a different vision than it had itself proposed.

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Abbott: I pledge myself to the service of this country

Chris Johnson THE Coalition has been swept to a convincing election victory in a result that could keep Labor in the political wilderness for a decade, with incoming prime minister Tony Abbott declaring the...

ACT will lead trial disability scheme

Chris Johnson, Emma Macdonald The ACT will lead the nation with the largest of three trial launches for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, after Chief Minister Katy Gallagher agreed to join with the federal government in...

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Brodtmann queries embassy enclave at Yarralumla

Gai Brodtmann

Chris Johnson Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann is sceptical about what is being described by some as an urgent need for a new diplomatic enclave located in Yarralumla.

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Abbott govt will axe PS jobs: Gillard

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned Canberra's public servants that many will lose their jobs and those left will have their advice ignored if the Coalition wins federal government.

Slow NBN hook-up: ACT suffers fast-connect woes

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Chris Johnson The nation's capital will take a back seat to regional Australia and marginal federal electorates in getting connected to the government's high-speed broadband scheme.

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