Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Momentum for a Liberal Party free vote on same-sex marriage has stalled, leaving marriage equality advocates scratching their heads.
Judith Ireland Julie Bishop could never be accused of being a plastic politician.
Judith Ireland A major shift towards same-sex marriage is underway, however an email campaign is attempting to sink any success.
Judith Ireland Federal Parliament will stop on Monday to remember Malcolm Fraser.
Judith Ireland The controversial My School website will be revamped to make it easier for parents to compare different schools and provide more information about schools' extra-curricular and support services.
Judith Ireland When Gough Whitlam died in November last year it was Malcolm Fraser who had the saddest reaction of all.
Judith Ireland Malcolm Fraser has died at the age of 84. Tributes are now flowing for the former prime minister.
Judith Ireland Malcom Fraser's moments and milestones.
Judith Ireland The federal government should put respectful relationships training on the national curriculum in order to tackle domestic violence, a Senate committee has found.
Judith Ireland Liberal MPs could decide the party's position on same-sex marriage as early as next Tuesday, with internal pressure mounting on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to enable a free vote on the matter.
Judith Ireland Cory Bernardi is not exactly known for his support of same-sex marriage.
Judith Ireland Pressure is mounting on the Liberal Party to allow a free vote on same-sex marriage, with libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm saying it was time for government MPs to discuss the matter.
Judith Ireland Another landmark policy loss is looming for the Abbott government, as Senate crossbenchers firm in their resolve to sink a $22 billion budget cut to pensions.
Judith Ireland "This isn't something that I acquired from school or from home. This is just who I am." The message to Madam Speaker is just two and a half minutes long, but it has come all the way from Los Angeles.
Judith Ireland Some people (like, say my old maths teacher) say that women and numbers don't go together.
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.