Chris Johnson is Canberra bureau chief. Most recently Chris was the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
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.
Chris Johnson Wasting taxpayer funds on redundancy packages for Commonwealth public servants who are close to retiring will soon be a thing of the past, according to the federal opposition.
Chris Johnson Gary Humphries insists it is the outrage of party members that has caused him to keep fighting for his job.
Chris Johnson Would-be Liberal senator Zed Seselja has bought into the federal fight over asylum-seeker policy, saying he supports the call for tighter security checks for those released into the community.
Chris Johnson ACT Liberals may have snubbed the wishes of their federal leader, but Tony Abbott wants them to turn their focus to beating Labor.
Chris Johnson Greens ACT candidate for the Senate Simon Sheikh does want a public debate with the winner of Saturday's Liberal preselection battle.
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...
Chris Johnson The federal government's dealings with the public service are at an all-time low, according to senior bureaucrats who say a culture of distrust has been thrust on them.
Chris Johnson Outgoing ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has broken his silence over claims of process irregularities in his preselection challenge to serving senator Gary Humphries as more prominent Liberal...
Lisa Cox, Chris Johnson Outgoing Canberra Liberals Leader Zed Seselja will likely take a pay cut in base salary if his bid to roll Gary Humphries for his seat in the Senate is successful.
Chris Johnson Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann has delivered a withering parliamentary attack against the Coalition, insisting the ACT risks a serious economic downturn if Tony Abbott wins this year's federal...
Chris Johnson Gary Humphries is lapping up the public support given him by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in the already bitter battle for the Liberal Party's ACT senate preselection.
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.
Chris Johnson Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the incumbent, Senator Gary Humphries, in what is shaping up to be a bitter fight for the Liberals' ACT Senate preselection.
Chris Johnson Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind incumbent senator Gary Humphries in the emerging fight for the ACT Liberal senate preselection.
Chris Johnson The Community and Public Sector Union would ramp up its campaign to protect public service jobs before the September 14 poll, national secretary Nadine Flood declared on Wednesday.