Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek's push to make Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage has sent shockwaves through the party with at least one MP promising to cross the floor if they had to support...
Judith Ireland and Matthew Knott Union heavyweight and prominent same-sex marriage opponent Joe de Bruyn has dismissed Tanya Plibersek's push for a binding vote on the issue, arguing she is just "playing up" to her inner-city...
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is calling on her party to make all Labor MPs vote for same-sex marriage in a fresh bid to get federal parliament to legalise the reform.
Judith Ireland The latest bright idea for "reality" TV has stirred up a furious backlash - and the show hasn't yet aired.
Judith Ireland Discrimination against older people is widespread in Australian workplaces, with a national survey revealing more than a quarter of people over 50 have experienced age bias over the past two years.
Judith Ireland Older Australians are prepared to consider changes to the pension age and eligibility in a move that will provide heart to the Abbott government that is desperately looking for budget savings.
Judith Ireland Top Australian companies with at least 25 per cent female boards perform more than 7 per cent better than those with all-male boards, according to research that will boost the push to improve...
Judith Ireland For Merilyn Swan, it was a great day. For six years, she has been seeking help for her parents Robyn and Merv Blanch, who invested $260,000 in 2007.
Judith Ireland When we think about poverty, we don't think of Australia. But new data suggests that attitude is not helping us address the large number of Australians doing it tough.
Judith Ireland More than a million Australians are living in poverty despite two decades of economic growth, according to new research which calls for a radical policy shake-up to deal with the national "disgrace".
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has confirmed that there will be federal funding for nannies under a pilot program that is likely to roll out later this year.
Judith Ireland and Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to name a date for a surplus, arguing the Coalition just needs to show a "quality trajectory" for getting back to black.
Judith Ireland When Tony Abbott walked into the Royal Oak Hotel on Saturday night and downed that beer, he didn't just put an end to all those jokes about his shandy drinking.
Judith Ireland Treasurer Joe Hockey has declared the government "has never put a date" on returning to a budget surplus, arguing that the Coalition just needs to show a "quality trajectory" back to black instead.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has closed another loophole on children's vaccinations, ending a religious exemption that allowed Christian Scientists to get childcare benefits and not vaccinate their kids.
Judith Ireland Prince Harry is famous for his love of partying, but he has spent the past fortnight in more serious conditions.
Judith Ireland After last year's budget controversy, this year's is likely to have less "shock and awe", says Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Judith Ireland There are growing concerns that about 100,000 Australian children may be pulled out of childcare because of tough new requirements about the number of hours their parents will need to work to get...
Judith Ireland Australia's Vietnamese community has received a report that an Australian Navy boat carrying asylum seekers back to Vietnam has arrived in the country amid concerns the group is now being...
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Australians to turn up to Anzac Day commemorations "in the largest possible numbers," in the wake of a foiled terror plot that was targetting events in Melbourne.