Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The charities watchdog could be thrown a lifeline in the new Senate, with the Palmer United Party and other crossbench senators yet to make up their mind over how to vote on the Australian Charities...
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Judith Ireland The head of the country's peak body for non-government disability services says it is "too early" to call for delays to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Judith Ireland Like it or not, the Senate is seen as the poor cousin of the parliamentary world.
Judith Ireland Democratic Labor Party Senator John Madigan has hit out at the current Senate on the eve of the West Australian by-election, describing it as a "bloody circus" and a "twilight zone".
Judith Ireland Labor and the Greens are convinced that the Coalition is setting the scene to tinker with the "most fundamental social policy reform since Medicare".
Lisa Cox, James Massola and Judith Ireland Opposition environment spokesman says case has been made for Australia to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but Labor leader Bill Shorten has distanced his party from the remarks.
Lisa Cox, James Massola, Judith Ireland Labor leader Bill Shorten has distanced himself from remarks made by opposition environment spokesman Mark Butler who said the case has been made for Australia to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by...
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down the impact of the International Court of Justice's whaling decision on Australia-Japan relations, saying the relationship between the two countries, was...
Judith Ireland Greens leader Christine Milne has turned to a line from The Castle to critique the Abbott government ahead of the West Australian Senate election.
Judith Ireland Arise, Sir Peter. General Peter Cosgrove is sworn-in as Australia's 26th Governor-General. It is a gloomy Friday, weather-wise. But that won't stop the pomp.
Judith Ireland It's the last sitting day before the May budget! So pack a calculator and some sandwiches as we take a peek at parliament.
Judith Ireland The shandies are on us! Tony Abbott celebrates 20 years as a federal MP today, as Dame Quentin flies out of Canberra.
Judith Ireland Tony Abbott calls on the G-G to say sayonara as Labor leads the government in the latest poll. Craig Thomson is due to be sentenced in Melbourne as Canberra debates something called FOFA.
Judith Ireland What happens when a faceless man resigns? It is speculation a-go-go after Paul Howes announced his resignation as AWU head from Perth.
Judith Ireland With issues like missing planes and possible European war afoot, a free meat v meat-free debate may seem like a mere side dish.
Judith Ireland What now for Arthur Sinodinos and the government? Canberra ponders this as Qantas workers are in town and everyone worries about Ukraine and Russia.
Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland In news that will comfort gender equality advocates, Tony Abbott will not be touching gender reporting requirements for businesses - at least not in the first red tape "repeal day".
Judith Ireland It's a deregulation bonfire! Thousands of regulations are on the chopping block as debate continues about Arthur Sinodinos. Should he stay or should he go now?
Gareth Hutchens, Judith Ireland The heads of Australia's biggest charities - including Father Chris Riley, Tim Costello and Dr Caroline Lambert - have written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott pleading with him to not shut down the...