Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Elizabeth Broderick has stormed the boardrooms of Australia asking them to take gender equality seriously.
Judith Ireland Joe Hockey has had a very chilly reception in Washington as he starts his new job as Australia's Ambassador to the United States.
Judith Ireland The Coalition government is under fire from migrant and refugee groups who say a plan to limit the time pensioners can travel overseas before their pension is cut discriminates against Australians...
Judith Ireland Australia Day is our annual festival of cliches and lamb chops. It's also the least exciting public holiday of the year.
Michaela Whitbourn and Judith Ireland The NSW corruption watchdog says its high-profile inquiry into a company linked to Arthur Sinodinos and other political figures has not yet been completed, amid reports he has been "cleared" of...
James Massola, Judith Ireland Tony Abbott is not plotting a return to the prime ministership and suggestions to the contrary are "fanciful", according to his spokesman.
Judith Ireland Australians working in the United Kingdom may not be able to stay there indefinitely if they are on a lower income, under new rules due to kick in this year.
Judith Ireland Being an MP in a safe seat should not be the same as gaining tenure. Maybe we need restrictions on the time people can stay in Parliament.
Jeff 'Jeffy' Allen
Judith Ireland A US man who had come to Australia to hold seminars on how to pick up women has had his visa cancelled on character grounds.
Judith Ireland Treasurer Scott Morrison has broken his holiday silence to call on people to keep a "cool head" about the Chinese economy, saying Australia's economy was in a solid position, despite recent global...
Judith Ireland Presentation is of huge importance when it comes to gift-giving but sometimes it becomes an exquisite pain in the neck.
Judith Ireland They may outperform their male counterparts in the exams, but jump forward a decade or three and the situation is nowhere near as peachy for the ladies.
Judith Ireland The Christmas holidays are the one true time of the year when politics takes a break. But one MP is working through.
Judith Ireland The Coalition's compromise plan to cut paid parental leave entitlements will hinge on crossbench support,
Judith Ireland It's one of the headline savings measures in the mid-year budget update, tipped to generate more than $2 billion from the welfare sector.
Judith Ireland Politicians hate showing weakness. But it's time they realised there's a power that comes with vulnerability.
Mark Kenny, Matt Wade, Judith Ireland. State and commonwealth governments have set an ambitious March deadline for nailing down elusive tax and revenue changes aimed at reducing taxes overall, while increasing revenue for health services...
Judith Ireland The Turnbull government will use a selection panel to pick a new sex discrimination commissioner, in a move that follows concerns the high profile position would be filled by a "captain's pick".
Judith Ireland The federal government is considering funding preschools like it funds schools, with different amounts for private and public organisations, under a model to be discussed by the Council of Australian...
Judith Ireland On paper, Abbott could not be further from Rudd. And yet Abbott is displaying so many Rudd-like attributes it is eerie.