Chris Johnson is Canberra bureau chief. Most recently Chris was the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
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.
Chris Johnson Former Greens leader Bob Brown is appealing to Canberra voters not to let Katter's Australia Party get a hold of the Senate.
Chris Johnson Bets are open and Labor is looking good in the ACT - if not in too many other places around Australia.
Chris Johnson The Canberra Southern Cross Club has experienced an exodus of its so-called "religious members" since being forced to charge clergy for the privilege of enjoying its facilities.
Chris Johnson Curtin's Beyond Q Bookshop is bracing itself for another military police raid.
Chris Johnson The Queensland-based energy retailer that successfully snatched a contract from ActewAGL to supply the ACT government with electricity says it is committed to sponsoring local organisations - but it...
Chris Johnson ActewAGL insists no local jobs or sponsorship will be jeopardised as a result of it losing a major contract to supply the ACT Government electricity.
Chris Johnson ActewAGL, a premier sponsor of Canberra's centenary celebrations, has lost a major contract to supply the government electricity.
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.
Chris Johnson Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has signed up the ACT to the launch of a National Disability Insurance Scheme site that she says will reap benefits for up to 5000 local disabled people.
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.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised not to ''slash and burn'' the public service despite some tough budget measures affecting the sector.
Chris Johnson Sports Minister Kate Lundy has embarked on a major restructure of the way her office is run, with new staff being brought in to address what insiders are describing as a ''level of dysfunction''.
Chris Johnson Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann has succeeded in initiating a wide-reaching inquiry into the management of diplomatic estates in the ACT.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Johnson The federal government's push for a budget surplus is adversely impacting the ACT economy as the public sector is forced to further tighten its belt, according to new economic research.