Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.

Neck of asylum seeker killed on Manus Island 'had been cut'

Michael Gordon and Judith Ireland Iranian man who died during violent clashes on Manus Island this week suffered a cut to the neck and head injuries, according to an employee at the detention centre who was with him before he died.

Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn resigns after bungled WA Senate vote

Ed Killesteyn

Judith ireland, James Massola The head of the Australian Electoral Commission, Ed Killesteyn, and his most senior colleague in Western Australia have quit in the wake of the state’s bungled Senate election.

Iranian asylum seeker killed on Manus Island named Reza Barati

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 21 February 2014

Judith Ireland The Iranian man who died during violent clashes on Manus Island earlier this week was a 23-year-old named Reza Barati, who arrived on Christmas Island last July.

Senator Nick Xenophon calls for tougher scalping laws

Judith Ireland Nick Xenophon admits that ticket scalping is not a problem in his own life.

Tony Abbott to introduce Australian Story for transgender friend Cate McGregor

Lt Colonel Cate McGregor

Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott will introduce the Australian Story for his friend Cate McGregor, an army officer and one of Australia's most high profile transgender people, next week.

Mistakes by sailors blamed for breach of Indonesian water

CHRISTMAS ISLAND - JUNE 22: A Royal Australian Navy Ship

David Wroe, Judith Ireland Senior navy officers and customs officials face possible disciplinary action over six incursions into Indonesian waters while turning back asylum-seeker boats under the government's border protection...

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Immigration Minister Scott Morrison welcomes investigation after department reveals asylum seeker details

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison

Judith Ireland The Privacy Commissioner and the Immigration Department have launched investigations into how details of thousands of asylum seekers in Australia were inadvertently made accessible online.

Immigration privacy breach 'outrageous' as asylum seeker details published online

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Judith Ireland The Privacy Commissioner and the Immigration Department have launched investigations into how details of thousands of asylum seekers in Australia were inadvertently made accessible online.

Australian crews 'inadvertently' breached Indonesian waters six times

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Judith Ireland A Customs and Defence review has found that Australian boats entered Indonesian waters six times between December and January.

Asylum seeker data bungle: Thousands could be granted refugee status

MELBOURNE ,AUSTRALIA 31 AUGUST 2013 ; Photo of Tamil asylum seekers Ruby and Ganesh Selva at their new home in Melbourne on Saturday 31 August  2013. THE AGE / LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Judith Ireland The Privacy Commissioner and the Immigration Department have launched investigations into how details of thousands of asylum seekers in Australia were inadvertently made accessible online.

Asylum seekers' personal details made public on website, Immigration Department concedes

Nauru asylum seeker compound.

Judith Ireland The Department of Immigration has conceded that details of thousands of asylum seekers held in Australia were inadvertently made public online.

Drunks who end up in hospital should pay for treatment, says former adviser to Tony Abbott, Terry Barnes

Dan Harrison, Judith Ireland People who go to hospital for injuries sustained while drunk should be asked to pay something towards the cost of their treatment, according to a former adviser to Tony Abbott.

WA one step closer to returning to polls for fresh Senate election

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Deborah Gough, Judith Ireland West Australian voters are likely to return to the polls after the High Court ruled two candidates were not duly elected during last year's federal election.

Politics Live: February 13, 2014

Harold Tarbell, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Mick Gooda during the Closing the Gap morning tea in the Prime Minister's courtyard at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 12 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Judith Ireland Qantas wants help (not handouts) as jobs, jobs and more jobs continue to dominate the Canberra agenda.

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Greens to move motion to remove Lord's Prayer in favour of 'silent reflection'

Judith Ireland The Lord's Prayer will be put on the parliamentary chopping block on Thursday and replaced with silent reflection, if the Greens have their way.

Politics Live: February 12, 2014

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Judith Ireland Parliament pauses to think about indigenous Australia. Tony Abbott will deliver the government's annual report on 'Closing the Gap,' with Labor chipping in.

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Politics Live: February 11, 2014

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott addresses media question on his past after visiting the Ainslie shopping centre in Canberra on Friday 14 September 2012. Photo: Andrew Meares

Judith Ireland It's ba-aaack. Parliament returns for 2014, tanned, toned and ready to talk about jobs. The Coalition have announced a royal commission into union dodginess but attentions are also focussed keenly on...

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Calling on all pollies: time for a verbal prune

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Judith Ireland In the spirit of a healthy verbal prune - and for the sake of the nation's irritation levels - could the following phrases please be excised from political debate this year

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Sharman Stone warns colleagues that lives will be lost if SPC Ardmona closes

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Judith Ireland, James Massola Liberal MP Sharman Stone has warned her Coalition colleagues about the risk of suicides in her Murray electorate if the SPC Ardmona fruit processor closes down.

Paul Howes: Excessive wages growth is 'pricing some sectors out of the market'

Paul Howes, National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union (AWU), addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

James Massola, Judith Ireland One of Australia's most senior union officials has criticised the industrial relations system for "dragging Australia down" and fired a broadside at "criminals" who betrayed the union movement and...

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