Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Corporate giants are coming out in support of same-sex marriage as part of a letter-writing campaign to increase pressure on Federal Parliament to pass the reform.
Judith Ireland There are fears more than 100,000 mothers will be forced to give up work if the Abbott government cracks down on the number of hours parents have to work in order to get childcare subsidies.
Judith Ireland The average Australian worker will find themselves bumped into the second-highest income tax bracket in just over a year's time.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is considering how to limit extra spending on childcare while minimising the number of families left worse off.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is considering how high it should boost childcare funding after rejecting a Productivity Commission proposal.
Judith Ireland It was either a failure of nerves or of organisation says Senator David Leyonhjelm. But what happened?
Judith Ireland Malcolm Fraser is farewelled today at a state funeral in Melbourne.
Judith Ireland Australians have wildly different experiences on their journeys to adopting children.
Judith Ireland Scott Morrison has refused to talk about "on water matters". And so far, he will not reveal what the government is considering for its new families policy.
Judith Ireland Pressure is growing on the Abbott government to fund new childcare places for children under three years old, in a bid to fix the crisis in childcare availability.
Judith Ireland Momentum for a Liberal Party free vote on same-sex marriage has stalled, leaving marriage equality advocates scratching their heads.
Judith Ireland Julie Bishop could never be accused of being a plastic politician.
Judith Ireland A major shift towards same-sex marriage is underway, however an email campaign is attempting to sink any success.
Judith Ireland Federal Parliament will stop on Monday to remember Malcolm Fraser.
Judith Ireland The controversial My School website will be revamped to make it easier for parents to compare different schools and provide more information about schools' extra-curricular and support services.
Judith Ireland When Gough Whitlam died in November last year it was Malcolm Fraser who had the saddest reaction of all.
Judith Ireland Malcolm Fraser has died at the age of 84. Tributes are now flowing for the former prime minister.
Judith Ireland Malcom Fraser's moments and milestones.
Judith Ireland The federal government should put respectful relationships training on the national curriculum in order to tackle domestic violence, a Senate committee has found.
Judith Ireland Liberal MPs could decide the party's position on same-sex marriage as early as next Tuesday, with internal pressure mounting on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to enable a free vote on the matter.