Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald

Canberra the backdrop in Gary Davis documentary from Woody Mann

Woody Mann

Chris Johnson For this weekend only, Canberra is the international launch pad for a movie praising one of that music's greatest ambassadors.

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...

I'll be back: PM vows Lodge return as tradies (not Abbott) move in

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard is moving out of The Lodge, but she vows it won't be a permanent arrangement.

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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.

Priests, nuns required to stump up for club membership

taxation money

Chris Johnson Priests will have to pay and nuns will have to get in the habit, too, if they want to remain members of their local Southern Cross Club.

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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.

Libs have lost core values: Fraser

Chris Johnson Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser has hit out at the party he once led, saying it has strayed too far to the right and has lost the vision of founder Robert Menzies.

Greens try to dodge federal fallout

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 26 September 2012.

Chris Johnson The Australian Greens are determined to blame their party's drubbing in the ACT election squarely on local issues, in the hope the poor result will not be repeated at a federal level.

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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Brown endorses activist Sheikh

Chris Johnson Former Greens leader Bob Brown has endorsed Simon Sheikh to represent the party in its bid to unseat Liberal senator Gary Humphries in next year's federal election.

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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.

Leigh escapes public censure from Gillard

The Federal Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, MP, addresses members of the public at the Ginninderra Labor Club.

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has defended Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh's behaviour in proposing a pro-Palestine motion to caucus that could have severely embarrassed her.

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.

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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Labor proves a good bet in ACT

Federal MP Andrew Leigh.

Chris Johnson Bets are open and Labor is looking good in the ACT - if not in too many other places around Australia.