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

Rudd says Gillard crew needs to toughen up

Chris Johnson Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has delivered a clear message to government ministers who are angry that his time in office has been publicly defended, saying they should be tough enough to wear it.

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.

No trip to Rio while Burke stays grounded

Chris Johnson The Coalition has denied Environment Minister Tony Burke the opportunity to talk up his marine parks expansion plans on the world stage, refusing a pair for him to be absent from Parliament until...