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

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...

Federal calling, but Zed denies plans to move

ACT Opposition leader Zed Seselja

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.

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Embassy projects to face scrutiny

16th June 2010, The Canberra Times Lyn Mills Socials................Mid Winter Ball......Chris Uhlmann and Gai Brodtmann SPECIAL 15

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.

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Inquiry granted to probe ACT's embassies management

Chris Johnson Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann has succeeded in initiating a wide-reaching inquiry into the management of diplomatic estates in the ACT.

Unused 'embassy blocks' scattered around ACT

NEWS:  Gai Brodtmann on a vacant block of land reserved for a embassy off Forster Crescent  .18th February 2013.  Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Johnson Nearly two dozen vacant blocks of land in Canberra's diplomatic precincts are being held in reserve for foreign embassies, even though many of the nations holding onto them already have established...

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One former resident with a few reasons to return

Kevin Rudd.

Chris Johnson Some former prime ministers don't have a lot of nice things to say about Canberra, but Kevin Rudd is not one of them.

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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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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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Wilkie back in the game on pokies

Chris Johnson Uncertainty over Peter Slipper's role in federal parliament could pressure the Gillard government back to the negotiating table with key Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, who is pushing for poker machine...

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