Chris Johnson is the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
Chris Johnson Tony Abbott is under an election eve attack over an apparent $70 billion black hole in his campaign policies, with the government insisting the opposition would have to ''cut to the bone'' in health...
Chris Johnson Swiss-made coffee machines costing taxpayers more than $63,000 are sprinkled throughout a federal government department, causing quite a stir inside the Coalition.
Chris Johnson Caffeine-addicted bureaucrats in the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism are making a "mochary" of the government's push to tighten public sector spending.
Chris Johnson SWISS-MADE coffee machines costing taxpayers more than $7000 each are found throughout a federal government department, causing quite a stir in the Coalition.
Chris Johnson Australia is mourning the death of one of the nation's leading indigenous rights campaigners.
Chris Johnson The white paper says that one third of board members of Australia's top 200 publicly listed companies and Commonwealth bodies will have "deep experience in and knowledge of Asia".
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has strongly condemned violent Muslim protests on the streets of Sydney, saying they were against the Australian way of life.
Chris Johnson Australia's border protection is in such a mess the nation is now threatened by a flood of illegal handguns, according to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, who has boldly made a link between asylum...
Ross Peake, Chris Johnson Speaker Peter Slipper will come under intense pressure to stand aside from private priestly duties when he is confronted by the Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, John Hepworth, about the...
Chris Johnson As senior government ministers voice their support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard's actions over the Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper scandals, Labor backbenchers are again talking about the...
Chris Johnson Labor backbenchers are again being sounded out about the possibility of a Kevin Rudd comeback, while their apparent drop in public appearances suggests a new level of government despondency.
Chris Johnson Federal Court documents allege a former adviser to Speaker Peter Slipper colluded with a News Ltd reporter in an attempt boost his own career and provide advantage to Mr Slipper's political rivals.