Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Michaelia Cash knows only too well that women experience a tougher brand of politics than men.
Judith Ireland Just over a year into her role as Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls, former senator Natasha Stott Despoja tells Judith Ireland she's enjoying discovering her inner diplomacy.
Intergenerational Report: Dole, disability spending to drop regardless of Abbott government spending crackdown
Judith Ireland Spending on the dole and disability support pension is on track to drop over the next 40 years, even if the government's harsh budget measures like the six-month Newstart wait for under 30s are not...
Judith Ireland Federal and state governments will spend $30 million on a national awareness campaign to stop domestic violence as Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament he will meet with Labor to discuss a...
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has pledged $15 million for a national awarenss campaign to stop domestic violence.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government is looking for fresh ideas to tackle the gender gap in Australian offices, asking the University of Melbourne to devise a Workplace Gender Equality Strategy.
Judith Ireland Australian voters think more funding for childcare and preschools is more important than a company tax cut, a new poll has found.
Judith Ireland Labor's families spokeswoman Jenny Macklin has rubbished the government's new welfare blueprint, describing it as "disappointing" and full of broad "common sense" findings that lack practical detail.
Judith Ireland Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has a message for federal MPs: stop blaming the victims of domestic violence.
The New Zealand welfare model – higher upfront investment for lower social and budget costs – heading to Australia?
Judith Ireland When Scott Morrison fronted the National Press Club this week, he was careful to point out that the McClure report into welfare he had just released was a "report to government, not from...
Judith Ireland Christine Bird is the co-ordinator at the Crossroads Community Care Centre in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, where she works with locals facing poverty because of high rents, domestic violence and other...
Judith Ireland Scott Morrison made a heartfelt plea to Australia this week.
Judith Ireland Gender reporting requirements for companies will be kept by the Abbott government, but will not be as ambitious as those planned under Julia Gillard.
Judith Ireland Scott Morrison talked from slides instead of reading an entire speech. He smiled. He joked. People even laughed.
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has made a plea to "upgrade" the quality of political debate in Australia, arguing that unless it is improved reform in his portfolio will not be possible.
Judith Ireland Australia’s $150 billion welfare system should be radically simplified to include just five primary payments, with upfront investment in people at risk of long-term unemployment, a major review...
Judith Ireland It's the fancy pants kitchen appliance on every wedding registry and foodie wish list around the country.
Judith Ireland Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris has lost two of his prestigious Australian honours.
Judith Ireland Having a kid is right up there with contentious life experiences.
Judith Ireland Childcare experts and parents alike have been left scratching their heads at the Productivity Commission's blueprint for childcare reform, arguing its proposed streamlined system is too difficult to...