Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland International childcare experts have criticised the Coalition's move to make parents work to get childcare funding, describing it as a "retrograde step" that will hurt vulnerable families who are...
Judith Ireland Scrapping the GST on tampons and other women's sanitary items will cost $480 million over the next decade, according to new analysis.
Judith Ireland The Coalition's proposed cut to paid parental leave is "not acceptable," Palmer United's Dio Wang says, in a further blow to the Coalition's chances of getting the new policy through the Senate.
Latika Bourke, Judith Ireland Rising property prices are causing social as well as economic harm, one of Australia's leading economists has warned, as Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg argued that Sydney was not in the grip of...
Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has renewed the Abbott government's pressure on Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs to resign.
Judith Ireland There is no housing bubble, according to Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg , despite Treasury secretary John Fraser warning that Sydney is showing "unequivocal" signs of over-investment.
Gareth Hutchens and Judith Ireland Pensioners should not sell their assets to qualify for the full pension because they will have a lower standard of living in retirement if they do, the Department of Social Services has warned.
Judith Ireland Some types of volunteering may not be considered eligible for parents to do in order to qualify for childcare subsidies, a Senate committee has heard.
Judith Ireland Australia was meant to be talking about a butcher's store. Instead, we're focused on The Reject Shop.
Judith Ireland A clear majority of voters in key Coalition-held seats support a free vote for MPs on same-sex marriage, according to a new poll.
Judith Ireland Labor leader Bill Shorten has introduced a bill to legislate same-sex marriage into the the lower house, to near-empty government benches.
Judith Ireland Mr Shorten borrowed former prime minister Gough Whiltam's famous line "It's time" when introducing his same-sex marriage bill.
Judith Ireland Parliament House has seen some unusual things in its time. The front lawns have played host to a giant toilet to draw attention to global sanitation issues.
Mark Kenny and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has set out the conditions for a conscience vote in the Liberal party room on same sex marriage and a subsequent parliamentary vote as early as August in...
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that same-sex marriage should be brought before Parliament via a cross-party bill, in a major shift in his language on the reform.
James Massola, Judith Ireland Two of the strongest Liberal supporters of same-sex marriage have lashed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's move to introduce a bill on the topic to Parliament next week.
Judith Ireland Is it time to get out the rainbow flag? There's more to this story than meets the eye.
Judith Ireland Sorry is supposed to be the hardest word to say.
Judith Ireland and Gareth Hutchens The majority of states and territories will back the removal of GST from women's sanitary products.
Judith Ireland Labor will back Treasurer Joe Hockey on his mission to convince the states to remove the GST on tampons and other women's sanitary products.