Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland What does Kim Kardashian's derriere have in common with the G20?
Stephanie Peatling and Judith Ireland Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of one of the biggest events on the political circuit - the G20.
Judith Ireland Holly Ransom runs her own consultancy firm teaching people about public speaking, so addressing a room full of strangers is not usually a problem.
Judith Ireland Campaigns against Australian companies that make halal products are "little more than anti-Islamic bullying", according to Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane.
Judith Ireland The man who was once hailed as the world's best finance minister has called on the G20 to put climate change back at the core of its agenda, arguing Australia is using its privileged position as...
Judith Ireland, Tom Allard Inequality has grown significantly among G20 nations in the past year, with the richest 1 per cent of people enjoying an extraordinary $US6.
Judith Ireland Some people get up in the morning and check their phones and emails. Others have a bowl of muesli. For Julie Bishop, it begins with a run.
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has backed a British government move to ensure all its policies support stable family life, even joking that its Work and Pensions Secretary got the idea from...
Judith Ireland Australians' natural suspicious of grandiose talk may have cost us a wealth of such speeches as we revelled in this week.
Judith Ireland Academics and childcare experts have rejected a report by a free market think tank that found there is little evidence that improving the quality of childcare will create improved outcomes for...
Judith Ireland A Northern Territory Coalition MP has launched an extraordinary attack on Kevin Andrews' pro-marriage stance, labelling the federal Social Services Minister "pooncy" and "pasty faced" and suggesting...
Judith Ireland Money spent on a program to improve childcare for all children would have more impact if it went to helping disadvantaged children only, a report says.
Judith Ireland Kevin Andrews wants to change the way social policy is delivered in Australia. The challenge will be in the detail.
Judith Ireland Kevin Andrews wants his department to develop a framework to embed early intervention and prevention into Social Services' policies and program.
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews is looking at ways to boost "parental competence" and make sure Australians adapt smoothly to key "life points" – from going to school to having children...
Judith Ireland At a meeting of education ministers, several states combined to reject a proposal from the federal minister responsible for childcare to consult the public and experts about regulating in-home care.
Judith Ireland Former PM's professional conduct "questionable".
Judith Ireland The northern Mali-based group al-Murabitun has become the lastest organisation to be listed by the Australian government as a terrorist group.
Judith Ireland Direct Action is a "Mickey Mouse" scheme that falls short of the "real leadership" needed to tackle climate change, a former Howard government adviser says.