Chris Johnson is the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
Chris Johnson Australia's reputation as a friendly and trusted leader in the region will be dented if it is proved it is using its embassies to spy on neighbouring countries.
Chris Johnson Israel's ambassador to Australia, Yuval Rotem, has expressed dismay that Iran will next week host a major summit to be attended by more than 30 heads of state and United Nations secretary-general Ban...
Chris Johnson Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been accused of politicising victims of terrorism by staging a press conference in Parliament House's Bali Memorial Garden.
Chris Johnson Former Speaker Peter Slipper has already exercised his newfound power as an independent MP by voting with Labor to change standing orders against the wishes of the Coalition.
Chris Johnson Federal politicians return to Canberra on Monday for what looks set to be a fiery week before Parliament rises for the Christmas break.
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.
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...
Chris Johnson Labor backbenchers are again being sounded out about the possibility of a Kevin Rudd comeback, while their apparent drop in public appearances suggests a new level of government despondency.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has again been forced to defend accusations she is controlled by Labor's faceless men, following revelations a senior party official offered former NSW premier Bob Carr a...
Chris Johnson Government ministers have come to the defence of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, insisting there was nothing underhanded in the way she toppled Kevin Rudd for the Labor leadership in 2010.