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

Gillard keeps her ministers sweating

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard is keeping her frontbench sweating, refusing to rule out punishing those ministers who publicly backed Kevin Rudd in this week's bitter leadership battle.

Carr coup puts PM back at the wheel

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced former NSW Premier Bob Carr will join her government as a Senator and act as Foreign Affairs minister during a press conference at Parliament House Canberra on Friday 2 March 2012. Photo: Andrew Meares

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has stared down her own cabinet to name former NSW premier Bob Carr as the government's new foreign minister.