Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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...
Judith Ireland A coalition of business, government and community organisations have banded together to try and preserve the federal government's gender reporting requirements.
Judith Ireland It's Tuesday in Canberra. That means party room meetings in the morning before the usual question-off at 2pm. In the meantime, Operation Sovereign Borders and Arthur Sinodinos dominate debate.
Judith Ireland Parliament returns for its final sitting fortnight before the May budget. And there are polls aplenty! Meanwhile, anti-Coalition protesters are gathering outside on the parliamentary lawns and the...
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews is poised to try and abolish the national charities watchdog, despite overwhelming support within the charity sector to keep the Australian Charities and...
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has again hinted that there may need to be some changes to his "signature" paid parental leave scheme for it to get through Parliament.
Disabled not rorting the support pension, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes hits back
Judith Ireland Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has hit back at the idea that there are too many people on the disability support pension, slamming claims that the system is being rorted as...
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews moves to reassure disability support pension recipients that potential changes to payments will not be made in the upcoming May budget.