Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown an olive branch to supporters of same-sex marriage, announcing the the Coalition will look at having a referendum or plebiscite on same-sex marriage to solve the...
Mark Kenny and Judith Ireland Tony Abbott has successfully killed off a backbench push to legislate for same-sex marriage in a snap policy meeting that delivered a substantial win for the embattled Prime Minister and his...
Judith Ireland Coalition MPs are holed up at Parliament House in a marathon meeting to debate same-sex marriage.
Judith Ireland Liberal MPs have begun to discuss whether they should be allowed a free vote on same-sex marriage, a senior Liberal source has confirmed.
'Even with my title, I have no control over my son': Senator Jacqui Lambie tells Senate about her son's battle with ice addiction
Judith Ireland Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has told the Senate that her son is battling an ice addiction, during a debate on proposed welfare cuts.
Judith Ireland It was Tony Smith's moment in the sunshine of politics.
Judith Ireland Foxtel has been bombarded with irate messages from customers, who are upset that the pay TV company has run ads from opponents of same-sex marriage.
Judith Ireland Women who move to Australia to be with their partners will be issued with information packs to tell them that rape, violence and forced marriage are illegal.
Judith Ireland Community and welfare groups have slammed the Abbott government's plans to make young unemployed people wait four weeks to get the dole, telling a Senate committee there is no evidence it will help...
Judith Ireland Volunteering for activities such Meals on Wheels and at school tuck shops should count as "work" that will qualify parents for childcare payments, major childcare providers say.
Judith Ireland Bronwyn Bishop's time in the speaker's chair may have been brief. But it was far from boring.
Judith Ireland When it comes to talk about the lack of women in positions of power and influence, the infamous m-word is never far away.
Judith Ireland It was billed as a showdown between two of Parliament's biggest warriors in the same-sex marriage debate. In the left corner was Penny Wong. In the right was Cory Bernardi.
Mark Kenny and Judith Ireland Hopes of a breakthrough on same-sex marriage before Christmas appear to have dimmed as Liberals line up to deny a free vote because granting it would amount to a de facto vote for full marriage...
Judith Ireland Australia's peak body for nannies has hit out at guidelines for the government's nanny subsidy trial, arguing the program has been "set up to fail".
Judith Ireland Have you noticed the spurt of reclaiming that has been going on recently?
Judith Ireland Labor leader Bill Shorten has called for an Australian republic within ten years.
Judith Ireland The most disadvantaged communities in NSW have shown little sign of improvement over the past 15 years, a report shows.
Judith Ireland Victoria's most disadvantaged communities have shown little sign of improvement over the past 15 years, a new report shows.
Judith Ireland If anything, when it comes to female representation, Australia is going backwards.