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...

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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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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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Bookshop may be in gun again over manuals

Simon Maddox, proprietor of Beyond Q Bookshop at the Curtin
Shops, with a collection of warfare training pamphlets for sale.

Chris Johnson Curtin's Beyond Q Bookshop is bracing itself for another military police raid.

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10 minutes to clear the air and the decks

18th October 2012, Story by Lisa Cox , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  (l to r ) Gary Humphries and Zed Seselja in the Senate courtyard at Parliament House to front the media.

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.

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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Didge a can-do chauffeur

News. 
Andrew Harding is chauffeur to the South Korean ambassador. 
27 Feb 2013
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.

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Chris Johnson There are number of must-have qualities needed to be a personal chauffeur to a foreign diplomat.

Survey does Seselja no favours on popularity

Zed Seselja.

Chris Johnson Liberal Party Senate candidate Zed Seselja may need to work hard to win over his constituents.

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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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Katy uses COAG to defend capital

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher during COAG.

Chris Johnson Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has used a gathering of the nation's leaders to call for an end to Canberra bashing.