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

Making lasting memories of leadership

Chris Johnson Following the leader was easy enough for St Mary MacKillop College students armed with smartphones and ear-to-ear grins yesterday, but the concept might have been more muddled for observers of...

Scandal build-up doom for Gillard

Chris Johnson As senior government ministers voice their support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard's actions over the Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper scandals, Labor backbenchers are again talking about the...

Slipper court case centres on Brough

Chris Johnson A campaign to reignite the political ambitions of former Howard government minister Mal Brough is at the centre of the case against Speaker Peter Slipper, according to suggestions made in the Federal...

MPs back as Slipper issue still simmers

Chris Johnson Parliament returns to Canberra today for the last sitting fortnight before the long winter break, but Julia Gillard will be a notable absentee this week.

Claims of plot against Slipper

Question Time in the House of Representatives.  Liberal back bencher  Peter Slipper.

Chris Johnson Federal Court documents allege a former adviser to Speaker Peter Slipper colluded with a News Ltd reporter in an attempt boost his own career and provide advantage to Mr Slipper's political rivals.