Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald

ALP eyes youth dole boot camps

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Chris Johnson Young job seekers would be forced into tough army-style boot camps in order to qualify for the dole, under an election policy being considered by the Rudd government.

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Parliament overlooked cyclone Tracy hero Stretton

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Chris Johnson The recent death of the man who led the recovery effort after cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin in 1974 was not noted in Federal Parliament, even though a condolence motion or ministerial statement was...

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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.

Gillard agrees to fast track kids' freedom

Chris Johnson Indonesia has vowed to work more closely with Australia to fight people smuggling rackets, but it wants its detained underage nationals who were caught working on asylum seeker boats to be released...