Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Early election? Tony Abbott silent on rumours of double dissolution as anti-union bill returns to Senate
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has confirmed it will put two bills aimed a curbing union power back before Parliament, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down reports he is seeking a trigger for a...
Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Bill Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade unions for a second day.
Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Bill Shorten appears before the royal commission into trade unions.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government's childcare package is "decades out of date" and will put Australia behind other developed nations when it comes to early childhood reform, a new McKell Institute✓report...
Judith Ireland When Rabbitohs star Thomas Burgess was growing up, his parents were close friends with a lesbian couple whom he saw so often he and his brothers called them "aunties".
James Massola and Judith Ireland Tony Abbott's sister, Christine Forster, has directly challenged the Prime Minister to allow his MPs a free vote on a cross-party same-sex marriage bill, as Liberal Party divisions erupt and the...
Judith Ireland Kay Dolman was in her 60s when she found to her horror she was homeless.
Judith Ireland Australians are very satisfied with their lives, according to new research, but they are also feeling rushed, volunteering less and not playing as much sport.
Gareth Hutchens and Judith Ireland Was George Brandis reading poetry at his own expense?
Judith Ireland When it comes to silly photo opportunities, ASIO is really putting itself on the map.
Judith Ireland Opposition leader Bill Shorten has admitted he lied on air to broadcaster Neil Mitchell during the Labor leadership crisis that felled Julia Gillard in mid-2013.
Judith Ireland The Greens are confident they can stop the $350 divorce fee hike in the Senate.
Judith Ireland One of the country's biggest unions has been forced to pull a video off YouTube, after social media expressed shock and dismay over its suggestion that union members should reassert their "values" in...
Plans to appoint wind farm commissioner 'very hurtful', says former disability commissioner Graeme Innes
Judith Ireland Former disability commissioner Graeme Innes has blasted the Abbott government's plans to appoint a national wind farm commissioner while not having a disability commissioner as "very hurtful" and...
Judith Ireland An extra $68 million a year could stop at least 2,800 domestic violence victims from being turned away from homelessness services each year, a new analysis has found.
'Totally trashing the tradition': Former Speaker Anna Burke hits out at successor Bronwyn Bishop over Q&A appearance
Judith Ireland Former speaker Anna Burke has accused her successor, Bronwyn Bishop, of "totally trashing" the traditions of the position by making political comments about issues that could appear before the...
Judith Ireland It's polls and cash for boats and same-sex marriage! Welcome to Monday in Canberra.
Judith Ireland and Latika Bourke Two senior Coalition MPs have suggested that Australia could do away with the Marriage Act entirely and instead have civil unions for everyone, with only religious organisations able to marry couples.
Judith Ireland and Latika Bourke Social Services Minister Scott Morrison wants Australia to take a "breather" on the same-sex marriage debate, saying those who don't support a change are not "homophobes".
Judith Ireland The Prime Minister's sister, Christine Forster, told a Q&A audience that Tony Abbott has not had a change of heart on same-sex marriage and that the two continue to 'respectfully disagree'.