Federal Politics

Judith Ireland

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

A still from the federal government's new domestic violence advertising campaign – but talking about it is not enough.

'He just did it 'cause he likes you'

The Coalition government has launched a confronting new ad campaign, designed to get parents, teachers and coaches to clamp down on disrespectful and aggressive behaviour by boys and young men.

The signature side for the new $5 banknote.

Australia, why do you hate big ideas?

It is a much-honoured national pastime to shoot down ideas and resist even the slightest hint of change. We might be surrounded by sea, but we are also girt by the status quo.

Mr Palmer has been protesting that he offered to do a live interview with Four Corners but had been knocked back.

ABC journalists hit back at Palmer's claims of bias

ABC journalists have hit back at Clive Palmer, releasing text messages to prove they gave the federal MP multiple opportunities to be interviewed for an expose on his business interests and political career.

Mother sleeping with newborn baby on bed

Expectant mums given reprieve on PPL cuts

Social Services Minister Christian Porter has conceded that the government will not be able to pass cuts to paid parental leave before the federal election, granting a reprieve to mums expecting babies after July 1.