Chris Johnson is the National Political Correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald
Chris Johnson The Australian livestock sector is again reeling after the emergence of new footage showing extreme cattle cruelty in Egyptian abattoirs.
Chris Johnson The use of satellite technology has been ramped up as a national priority, with the launch of Australia’s first ever space policy.
Chris Johnson Broadening the base of the minerals resource rent tax could be exactly what the public service needs to ensure its numbers are not slashed after this year's federal election.
Chris Johnson Labor's leadership spill has done nothing to provide certainty to the public sector, which has been left in a state of flux over the government's inability to instil confidence in the people who work...
Chris Johnson The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing to the Australian Government to help create a global push for greater protection of medical teams in war zones and areas of humanitarian...
Chris Johnson Highly trained sniffer dogs at Australian Customs will be familiar with the strong aroma of coffee after two expensive coffee machines have been provided for their masters.
Chris Johnson Wasting taxpayer funds on redundancy packages for Commonwealth public servants who are close to retiring will soon be a thing of the past, according to the federal opposition.
Chris Johnson Rumblings within the public service suggest the much-publicised Asian Century white paper has stalled in its implementation stage, with the government taking too long to appoint an advisory board and...
Chris Johnson The Gillard Government has stalled plans for North Korea to re-establish a diplomatic presence in Australia in light of the latest nuclear test from the totalitarian state.
Chris Johnson The government has paid more than $170,000 to external consultants to address complaints of bullying and inappropriate behaviour at the Australian Sports Commission.
Chris Johnson Australian National University political commentator Andrew Hughes believes parachuting Nova Peris into a Northern Territory senate seat is a desperate political ploy - but one that might work a...
Chris Johnson The ACT has been held up as an example for other jurisdictions to follow when it comes to reforming tax.
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 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 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.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confessed she now enjoys representing Australia on the world stage.
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard used the Parliament's last sitting day of the year on Thursday to demand Opposition Leader Tony Abbott put up or shut up over accusations she had broken the law through...
Chris Johnson Prime Minister Julia Gillard blunted the opposition's attack over the Australian Workers Union scandal on Monday, savaging her chief accuser - union official Ralph Blewitt - in the process.
Chris Johnson Federal politicians return to Canberra on Monday for what looks set to be a fiery week before Parliament rises for the Christmas break.