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

Federal calling, but Zed denies plans to move

Chris Johnson, Michael Inman ACT Liberal leader Zed Seselja insists he has no plans to move into federal politics, despite party insiders suggesting that he does and political pundits saying that he should.

Prime Minister won't 'slash and burn' public service

Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for a portrait in her Parliament House suite in Canberra on Thursday 29 November 2012.

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised not to ''slash and burn'' the public service despite some tough budget measures affecting the sector.

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.

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...

Territory backing Gillard in ALP leadership battle

Chris Johnson, Michael Inman CANBERRA voters appear to be bucking the national trend and expressing a preference for Julia Gillard over Kevin Rudd in tomorrow's battle for the Labor leadership.

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

Fibre Optic

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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Ex-ASIO director helped Raiders

Chris Johnson, Chris Wilson A former head of ASIO helped the Canberra Raiders secure a $1.7 million sponsorship deal with a Chinese telco the intelligence agency believes could pose a cyber security risk to Australia.