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

Embassy projects to face scrutiny

Chris Johnson Plans to build nine foreign embassies on a controversial site at Stirling Park could be seriously impeded by the establishment of a high-level parliamentary inquiry.

In the deep south, grumbles run deeper

The view from the top of Urambi Hills Nature reserve looking down on Oxley.

Chris Johnson The 'nappy valley' is evolving into the 'unhappy valley'. There's a growing feeling among residents that the area is being left behind when it comes to infrastructure, resources and services.

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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Airport backs rail line to Civic

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

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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Protest songs set to strike another chord

Chris Johnson When it comes to anti-war songs Bob Dylan pretty much had the market cornered in the early 1960s.

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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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PM counts on change in voters' view of tax

The effects of the Carbon Tax on Hospitals. Federal Shadow Health and Ageing Minister, Peter Dutton, holds a press conference at the Queanbeyan Hospital.

Chris Johnson, Ross Peake Prime Minister Julia Gillard is desperately counting on a turnaround in public perception of the carbon tax that kicked in on Sunday and which looks like undoing Labor's grasp on government.

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Keeping track with sound judgment

Audio gems.

Chris Johnson Tony Hunter loves his audio.