Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government's push for a full independent investigation into the downing of MH17 over Ukraine has been backed by a unanimous vote UN Security Council, increasing pressure on Russia to...
James Massola, David Wroe, Judith Ireland Prime Minster Tony Abbott has lashed the ''absolutely shambolic'' situation at the site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, as he dispatched former defence force chief Angus Houston as his...
Judith Ireland Russia will support an Australian-sponsored United Nations Security Council resolution to provide unfettered access to the MH17 crash site and to set up an independent investigation into the...
MH17: Abbott government may declare downing of plane a terrorist attack, triggering payments to families
Judith Ireland The federal government is considering declaring the MH17 disaster a terrorist attack, which would trigger payments of up to $75,000 to the families of Australian victims.
Judith Ireland It was Thursday evening and a weary Senate was deep in the throes of a debate on the mining tax.
Judith Ireland The Senate and the House sit for a bonus day of Parliament, as the world wakes up to the news that a plane is believed to have been shot down over Ukraine.
Judith Ireland It's the last sitting day before a five week break ... or is it? The government is "hopeful" that the carbon tax will be repealed today.
Judith Ireland The Senate has a big to-do list and the House is thanking its lucky stars it hasn't had its hours extended too.
Judith Ireland The carbon tax is headed to the Senate and financial systems go to the Press Club. Meanwhile, the PM's dining room gets a makeover and public support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high.
Judith Ireland It's the last week of Parliament before the winter break. Will the carbon tax repeal pass? Will Clive Palmer have any more last-minute requests? More importantly, what will happen to the price of a...
Judith Ireland I’m not sure about you, but I was looking forward to a laidback week.
Judith Ireland Is today the day? Is it really going to happen?? Stay tuned. We might not have a carbon tax by the end of the day.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government needs to focus on individuals and what is going on in their lives, rather than forcing them into intensive job searching, if it is to fix long-term unemployment, one of the...
Judith Ireland Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe go west as their spouses stay in Canberra to go to the gallery. The carbon tax debate continues in the Senate as the architect of the NDIS fronts the Press Club.
Judith Ireland Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is here for a big day at Parliament House. The guns are out the front to welcome him. Meanwhile, the carbon tax is still to be repealed.
Judith Ireland The new Senate is here! It's brand, it's spanking and it's finally sitting. Also today, Clive Palmer is at the Press Club (again).
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme looks unlikely to pass the Senate in its current form, but a prominent free market think tank has come up with a compromise: give parents a...
Judith Ireland, Conrad Walters We dig into the much-criticised benefit.
Judith Ireland If you were casting a new reality TV series, you would be hard pressed to improve upon the group that has assembled in Canberra this week.
'I don't see much sleeping going on in the next 72 hours': new senator Jacqui Lambie arrives at Parliament House
Judith Ireland Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie, who spent ten years in the army, has come a long way since she was first elected in the sixth spot for Tasmania in September.