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

PM willing to give ground on refugee plan

Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants to end the political stalemate over asylum seekers, suggesting she is prepared to make further changes to her border protection policies to do so.

Asylum seeker bill 'doomed'

A picture released by the Australian Maritime and Safety Authority (AMSA) shows a boat which according to the AMSA was taken mid-morning before the boat sank near Christmas Island.

Chris Johnson The federal opposition is poised to scuttle the passage of asylum seeker legislation through the Senate today despite warnings from Prime Minister Julia Gillard that to do so would be a ''denial of...

Gillard SOS over asylum bill stalemate

Chris Johnson The man who exposed the lie behind the Howard government's children overboard affair has been charged with doing what federal politicians have refused to do - find a solution to the asylum seeker...

People smuggling top priority at Aust-Indon talks

Chris Johnson What to do about people smuggling is the highest priority for talks between Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.