Chris Johnson is Canberra bureau chief. Most recently Chris was the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
Chris Johnson Behind the facade of Cheshire-cat smiles on the faces of Labor leaders, a strategy to deal with the likelihood of a prime minister Turnbull scenario is well in train.
Chris Johnson The death of the carbon tax may well have been an inevitability, but it took the new Senate its entire first sitting fortnight to finally vote it down.
Heath Aston and Chris Johnson Scott Morrison has copped a tirade of criticism lately over his tough-man performance on asylum seekers.
Jonathan Swan, Chris Johnson, Heath Aston Senior coalition minister Mathias Cormann urges unnamed colleagues to “back off” from their destructive media attacks on the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Peta Credlin.
Chris Johnson Julia Gillard was a better prime minister than Kevin Rudd, but only marginally.
Mark Kenny, Chris Johnson Jessica Rudd has ruled herself out of consideration as a possible replacement for her father Kevin Rudd who resigns from Parliament at the end of the week.
Mark Kenny, Chris Johnson Disquiet within the parliamentary Labor Party over the leadership contest and selection of the shadow ministry is threatening to boil over, with some MPs furious about the public presentation of...
Mark Kenny, Chris Johnson Disquiet within the parliamentary Labor Party over the leadership contest and selection of the shadow ministry is threatening to boil over, with some MPs furious at the public presentation of harmony...
Heath Aston, Chris Johnson Christine Milne has survived an aborted push to challenge her leadership - but some senior Greens claim the Tasmanian senator is now ''living on borrowed time''.
Chris Johnson Greens leader Christine Milne has lost all of her senior staff in a post-election shake-up that has exposed rising tensions inside the minor party.
Chris Johnson On the first day: Tony Abbott spells out his plans for governing the nation.
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 Amid all the speculation about what is going on in the heads of the party leaders, perhaps the most important question is where is the heart in this election?
Chris Johnson and Jonathan Swan With both Kevin Rudd and Labor's election campaign appearing to unravel, senior staff admit they have given up hope of winning the election.
Chris Johnson, Jonathan Swan Kevin Rudd faces the nearly impossible task of using his Sunday campaign launch to turn back the raging tide against Labor, trying to overcome an error-strewn week.
Tim Colebatch and Chris Johnson An unpredictable mixture of minor parties looks set to control the new Senate.
Chris Johnson Shadow minister owns shares in company described as involved in mobile sports gaming.
Chris Johnson A western Sydney Liberal Party candidate had given a glowing character reference in court for a fraudster who was jailed for 8½ years.
Chris Johnson Figures showing more than $3 billion could be saved by adopting the Greens' asylum-seeker policy will be released on Sunday, when the Greens will wheel out high-profile human rights lawyer Julian...
Chris Johnson and Amy McNeilage Human rights lawyer Julian Burnside will lend his voice to the Greens' election campaign on Sunday by endorsing its approach to refugees, as the party releases Parliamentary Budget Office costings of...