Chris Johnson is the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
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...
Chris Johnson When it comes to anti-war songs Bob Dylan pretty much had the market cornered in the early 1960s.
Chris Johnson Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh has been called on to explain his former membership of the ALP.
Chris Johnson and Emma Macdonald Australian and British scientists have uncovered startling evidence of rapid ice melt in Antarctica.
Chris Johnson Access to and from Canberra’s high speed rail terminal would rely very little on public transport, according to a report into the proposed network.
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.
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...
Chris Johnson Canberra will be hit harder by Labor's superannuation changes than anywhere else in the country because of its high number of wealthy public service retirees.
Chris Johnson Retired public servant Fred Pilcher is one Canberran who is pleased he doesn't have to worry about his superannuation being tinkered with.
Chris Johnson Liberal Party Senate candidate Zed Seselja may need to work hard to win over his constituents.
Chris Johnson T he greatest threat to the bilateral relationship between Australia and Japan is complacency, according to Japan's new ambassador to Canberra Yoshitaka Akimoto.
Chris Johnson Nashville-based Kieran Kane may have built a formidable reputation as a solo performer and he has written a string of songs that have been recorded by the music industry's elite.
Chris Johnson There is nothing like being thrown in at the deep end.
Chris Johnson Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has joined Julia Gillard's frontbench as the parliamentary secretary to the PM.
Chris Johnson The public service union is welcoming the emergence of a federal mega-department.
Chris Johnson When Canberra music identity Dave O'Neill was a young fella he was smitten with the blues and soaked up records from as many of the old great delta bluesmen as he could find.
Chris Johnson There are number of must-have qualities needed to be a personal chauffeur to a foreign diplomat.
Chris Johnson Argentinian Ambassador to Australia Pedro Villagra Delgado has welcomed the appointment of the Pope Francis but says it is a decision that has ramifications for far more than his country.
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.
Chris Johnson Speculation is rising among ACT Liberals that Zed Seselja may put his hand up for the seat of Canberra if his senate preselection is overturned.