Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The former attorney-general Nicola Roxon has launched a scathing critique of the Rudd years, slamming former prime minister Kevin Rudd as a "bastard" who was a rude and dysfunctional leader and...
Judith Ireland Former attorney-general slams Kevin Rudd, saying he was a 'bastard' who was a rude and dysfunctional leader.
Judith Ireland Becoming a parliamentarian is a daunting thing. Apart from all the work and pressure to perform in public, new MPs have to get their heads across the myriad of rules governing life at Parliament...
Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he believes Bill Shorten will be forced to back the Coalition's plan to repeal the carbon tax, saying Labor's new leader is “nothing if not a political...
Judith Ireland Outgoing speaker Anna Burke may be ''bitter and twisted'' about Labor's frontbench arrangements, but she is full of practical advice to new parliamentarians on how to be an MP.
Judith Ireland Environment Minister Greg Hunt says the option of a double dissolution election remains on the table as the Coalition stares down Labor over the the repeal of the carbon tax.
Judith Ireland Tanya Plibersek has been elected Deputy Opposition Leader in a Labor caucus meeting in Canberra.
Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has insisted that the ''full arsenal'' of the Coalition's border security policies to stop asylum seeker boat arrivals remains on the table.
Mark Kenny, Judith Ireland Bill Shorten is hoping to ride a wave of late momentum in Labor's month-long leadership election, which has been extended by two days due to the late receipt of ballot papers in some outlying areas.
Judith Ireland, Jonathan Swan The Coalition will settle about 800 Afghan interpreters and their families who had helped Australian forces in Afghanistan, continuing a process started under the previous Labor government.
Judith Ireland ALP members will have an extra two days to submit their votes for the Labor leadership, after delays in the mail out of ballot papers.
Tim Colebatch and Judith Ireland Shape of the new Senate - and the influence of billionaire Clive Palmer's party in the new Parliament - hinges on another recount.
Tim Colebatch, Judith Ireland The shape of the new Senate - and the influence of billionaire Clive Palmer's party in the new Parliament - now hinges on another recount, after the Palmer United Party and Labor snared the last two...
Judith Ireland Union leader Paul Howes' call for the ALP to move to a binding vote in support of same-sex marriage has been rejected by Labor's potential leaders.
Judith Ireland Palmer United Party will have three senators in Canberra come July, but Greens senator Scott Ludlam has missed out on his bid for re-election, as the Western Australian senate results are announced.
Judith Ireland The Afghan sergeant suspected of killing three Australian soldiers in a "green on blue attack" in Afghanistan last year is in custody.
Judith Ireland Former Democrats leader Janet Powell has passed away, aged 71.
Judith Ireland The fight for the Fairfax continues, with the Queensland seat going to a recount after Clive Palmer finished just seven votes ahead of Liberal National Party candidate Ted O'Brien following a full...
Judith Ireland The Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party has officially won a spot in the Senate, following the official announcement of the Victorian Senate results by the Australian Electoral Commission on Tuesday.
Judith Ireland Acting Labor leader Chris Bowen has denied that former PM Kevin Rudd undermined his successor Julia Gillard, arguing the member for Griffith always behaved ''professionally'' and in the interests of...