Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.

Malcolm Turnbull announces anti-terrorism summit, urges mutual respect

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.

Malcolm Turnbull pleads for 'mutual respect' as tensions rise in wake of terror attack

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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".

Radicalised youth

Sickening twist when it comes to worrying about our young people

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Judith Ireland We are not just worried about "extremism" or "home-grown terror" but "the radicalisation of young people".

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Fall in number of women on government boards

Minister for Women Michaelia Cash.

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. 

Australia: One of the best places in the world to die

Australia has ranked second in the world for palliative care.

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. 

Violent extremism a social issue, not just a national security one: frontbencher

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells on Tuesday.

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. 

Is this the end of the war as we know it?

Judith Ireland Under Tony Abbott, the culture war has been more of a thematic mixed bag, complete with retro 1990s stylings.

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Vacant sex discrimination role has advocates concerned

Vacancy: Previous sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.

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...

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Push to include young and old in economic reforms

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.

So Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is really, really rich. Get over it

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Judith Ireland The fact that Turnbull is fabulously wealthy is no secret and no revelation. So why are we so fixated by it?

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Australia's big task to meet the new UN development goals

Bill Gates, left, poses with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, centre, and Melinda Gates, right, at the UN headquarters. The UN has announced 17 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve shared peace and prosperity.

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?

Malcolm Turnbull boosts domestic violence funding but aid groups say more needed

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty speaks during the announcement.

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. 

Malcolm Turnbull on domestic violence: Some people will hate what the PM had to say

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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...

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Malcolm Turnbull's scathing attack on men who commit domestic violence

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Judith Ireland Malcolm Turnbull has called on all Australians to make a "cultural shift" and stop disrespecting women.

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Christian who? Introducing new Social Services Minister Christian Porter

Christian Porter is sworn in as Minister for Social Services by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

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?"

Sun shines on Malcolm Turnbull's new ministry

Kelly O'Dwyer's daughter Olivia joined the women in the ministry photo with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday.

Judith Ireland There was something in the air at Government House for the ministerial swearing in. And it wasn't pollen.

The leadership spill was the ultimate reality show

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Judith Ireland Who sided with who? Who owes who what? The leadership spill was one gory, glorious production.

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Scott Morrison concedes Tony Abbott offered him Treasurer's role before leadership ballot

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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.

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Malcolm Turnbull and his 'nicer' suit leave Labor in the awkward corner

Nicer suit: Malcolm Turnbull in question time on Thursday.

Judith Ireland Labor thought they would put Malcolm Turnbull in the awkward corner, but they quickly found they were trapped there themselves.

Why the left should not get too excited about a Malcolm Turnbull prime ministership

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is likely to accelate economic reform, Credit Suisse says.

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.