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

Swan to remind all who's the boss

Chris Johnson Treasurer Wayne Swan has searched deep within himself to draw inspiration from his personal rock idol Bruce Springsteen as he ramps up his criticism of Australia’s richest and most outspoken mining...

Opposition chides Swan for channelling Springsteen

Chris Johnson Molly Meldrum for Treasurer? Glenn A. Baker perhaps?

Anything to declare? ACT's 4 get it down

Description  21 August 2010 NEWS Canberra Times Photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by David Jean. Labor Party election night function at the National Press Club Canberra. Candidate for the seat of Canberra, Gai Brodtmann gives her speech after being elected. SPECIAL 111 SPECIAL 1

Chris Johnson Canberra's federal politicians have accepted the occasional free flight upgrade, sporting and festival ticket, overseas junket or bottle of wine, but they appear to have quickly declared them all on...

Women congregate to celebrate ordination

Anglican Bishops Barbara Darling from Melbourne, Genieve Blackwell from Wagga Wagga and Kay Goldsworthy from Perth chatting out the front of Government House.

Chris Johnson There are only three female bishops in the Anglican Church of Australia and this week they are in Canberra celebrating what they and other women priests have achieved over the past 20 years.

Labor stalwart lashes party powerbrokers

Chris Johnson Labor Party stalwart John Faulkner has delivered a withering indictment of elements inside his own party, saying some members of the ALP lack principles and morals.

Pumps add 'quality of life'

Tanya Plibersek.

Chris Johnson Life-changing insulin pumps will be within reach for more families living with type one diabetes.

Abbott tells the faithful that he'll be next PM

Chris Johnson Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has declared he is confident Australians will send him to The Lodge, suggesting to a Liberal Party audience he is a sure bet to be prime minister.

Back to basics for new Greens

Chris Johnson The Australian Greens will refocus their attention on the environment and ramp up pressure on the government under the new leadership regime installed to address worrying polling results for the...