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

Milne survives push to axe her as Greens leader

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''.

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Milne targets miners, rich in tax campaign

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne addresses the National Press Club of Australia.

Chris Johnson Greens leader Christine Milne wants mining companies and rich people to pay more tax.

Abbott tells the faithful that he'll be next PM

Chris Johnson Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has declared he is confident Australians will send him to The Lodge, suggesting to a Liberal Party audience he is a sure bet to be prime minister.

PM sells skills as red tape targeted

Chris Johnson Skills reform will be the major focus of today's Council of Australian Governments meeting, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard insisting the workforce must be trained to meet the challenges of the new...

Back to basics for new Greens

Chris Johnson The Australian Greens will refocus their attention on the environment and ramp up pressure on the government under the new leadership regime installed to address worrying polling results for the...