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Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is a political correspondent. Most recently Chris was the Canberra bureau chief, and national political correspondent for The Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald.

Racing NSW to investigate trainer Gerald Ryan over sexual assault allegations

Racing NSW to investigate trainer Gerald Ryan over sexual assault allegations

Racing NSW has launched an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse by a high-profile Australian horse trainer.

  • by Chris Johnson and Chris Roots

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Japan anger at subs deal highlights wider concerns in Asia

Japan anger at subs deal highlights wider concerns in Asia

That the Japanese are not at all pleased over losing the $50 billion contract for Australia's new submarine fleet is a given.

  • by Chris Johnson
Strategy targets improved cyber security

Strategy targets improved cyber security

These are cyber intrusions into government departments and agencies, big and small businesses and private individuals.

  • by Chris Johnson
Minister Scott Ryan embarrassed after giving speech with parts lifted from obsolete 2014 article

Minister Scott Ryan embarrassed after giving speech with parts lifted from obsolete 2014 article

Vocational Education Minister Scott Ryan has been left red faced for giving a speech to a national training organisation that not only lifted – without attribution – quotes directly from the association's own journal, but also praised the "current" work of an entity that no longer exists.

  • by Chris Johnson
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?

Higher education fees, how did we get to this?

How much to charge students, when to apply the debt and all manner of detail over how a higher education loans scheme should work has long been fodder for heated political debate.

  • by Chris Johnson
South Korea 'very much disappointed' with Australia over Defence contracts

South Korea 'very much disappointed' with Australia over Defence contracts

The Australian government has outraged South Korea by awarding a $1 billion plus Defence supply ships contract to a Spanish company, despite the Asian nation believing it would be the preferred partner.

  • by Chris Johnson
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Liberal leadership: What does Tony Abbott do now?

Liberal leadership: What does Tony Abbott do now?

Where to now for Tony Abbott? The answer to that question might still be almost as much a mystery to him as it is to the rest of us.

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Joan Baez returns to Canberra at Royal Theatre

The woman dubbed the Queen of Folk is delighted with the way audiences in Australia have warmed to her.

  • by Chris Johnson

The Beatles' Rubber Soul and Revolver albums performed live on stage

All 28 songs from The Beatles' Rubber Soul and Revolver will be performed in track order.

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Japanese ambassador says relationship is strong, despite whaling

The Japan-Australia free trade agreement will have a significant impact on the economies of both nations.

  • by Chris Johnson

Boz Scaggs' new album A Fool To Care is a wonderful record

The veteran artist's new album is mostly covers, highlighting great American music.

  • by Chris Johnson