Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
David Wroe and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will hold an urgent stocktake meeting on counter-terrorism policy next week as he seeks to reach out to Muslim Australians as the nation's frontline against extremists.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued a plea for unity and tolerance in Australia, describing violent extremism as a "challenge to the most fundamental Australian values".
Judith Ireland We are not just worried about "extremism" or "home-grown terror" but "the radicalisation of young people".
Judith Ireland The number of women on federal government boards has dropped slightly over the past year, with only 39.1 per cent of positions held by women.
Judith Ireland Australia is often praised for its quality of life, but a new report has singled out the lucky country as one of the best places to die in the world.
Judith Ireland Turnbull government frontbencher Concetta Fierravanti-Wells is urging Australians to see the radicalisation of young people as a social issue and not just a national security problem.
Judith Ireland Under Tony Abbott, the culture war has been more of a thematic mixed bag, complete with retro 1990s stylings.
Judith Ireland The Turnbull government is facing questions about a delay in appointing a new sex discrimination commissioner, with mounting concern from gender equality advocates that there is no one in the high...
Judith Ireland The federal government needs to better understand the needs of older and younger Australians if it is serious about economic reform, community groups say.
Judith Ireland The fact that Turnbull is fabulously wealthy is no secret and no revelation. So why are we so fixated by it?
Judith Ireland and Fergus Hunter The world will agree on new sustainable development goals this weekend. How hard will they be for Australia to meet?
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said it is "unAustralian" to disrespect women, in a stinging attack on the nation's levels of domestic violence.
Judith Ireland Australia's Ambassador for Women Natasha Stott Despoja has been campaigning against domestic violence since she was young girl and her journalist mum, Shirley, would bring her along to shelters as...
Judith Ireland Malcolm Turnbull has called on all Australians to make a "cultural shift" and stop disrespecting women.
Judith Ireland Christian Porter has just been put in charge of about a third of the federal budget. Despite the hugely powerful government role, to many Australians, he will be known as "Christian who?"
Judith Ireland There was something in the air at Government House for the ministerial swearing in. And it wasn't pollen.
Judith Ireland Who sided with who? Who owes who what? The leadership spill was one gory, glorious production.
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has revealed that Tony Abbott offered him the job as Treasurer in a last-ditch attempt to save his prime ministership on Monday.
Judith Ireland Labor thought they would put Malcolm Turnbull in the awkward corner, but they quickly found they were trapped there themselves.
Judith Ireland Should lefties really be hailing a Turnbull prime ministership as a victory for "their" side? There are many reasons why they should not get too excited.