Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Canberra bureau chief. Most recently Chris was the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald

PM denies Abbott his day as grand inquisitor

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard used the Parliament's last sitting day of the year on Thursday to demand Opposition Leader Tony Abbott put up or shut up over accusations she had broken the law through...

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PM dismisses legal work claims

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has angrily dismissed suggestions she left the employ of law firm Slater & Gordon 17 years ago in controversial circumstances.

Anniversary a chance to talk up Gillard's success

Chris Johnson The government used the second anniversary of the 2010 election to talk up its achievements, while at the same time trying to paint opposition leader Tony Abbott as a man who has problems dealing...

Gillard stares down the 'nut jobs'

Prime Minister Julia Gillard during a press conference to address matters related to her time at law firm Slater and Gordon.

Chris Johnson Taking aim at ''misogynists and nut jobs'' on the internet and ''defamatory'' News Limited reports, Julia Gillard moved yesterday to end claims she did anything wrong when acting as a lawyer 17 years...

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PM goes on attack in AWU episode

Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House on Monday.

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard blunted the opposition's attack over the Australian Workers Union scandal on Monday, savaging her chief accuser - union official Ralph Blewitt - in the process.