Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland and Nicole Hasham The first family to settle in Melbourne under the federal government's special program for Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrived on Monday night.
Judith Ireland When CSIRO officials looked at the budget papers in the May of 2014, they could see that winter was coming.
Judith Ireland As Parliament rises for the long summer break, there are some habits it should leave back in 2015.
Judith Ireland Families will be subjected to random "spot checks" from the government to make sure they are reporting their work hours accurately under the Coalition's new childcare plan.
Judith Ireland A looming shortfall in Australia's aged care sector has prompted a Senate inquiry into the future of the workforce.
Judith Ireland Labor has been making much of revelations about the Liberal leadership spill, but there's a good reason why their attacks are falling flat.
Judith Ireland In the aftermath of John Howard's 1996 election victory, there was one ambitious young member of the Liberal party who was worrying, not celebrating.
Judith Ireland The Turnbull government has backed down slightly on its family payments package, announcing more generous allowances for grandparent carers and single parents over 60 than previously proposed.
Judith Ireland With each story of abuse and neglect, they placed a rose on the table in front of them.
Judith Ireland and Rachel Browne The federal government has left the door open to holding a royal commission into the abuse of people with disabilities, in the wake of a damning parliamentary committee report into the issue.
Judith Ireland A Senate committee has found a royal commission is needed into the abuse of people with disabilities, after a parliamentary inquiry heard "shocking" and "cruel" examples of violence and neglect...
Judith Ireland A future Labor government would provide for five days of domestic violence leave a year, if the ALP wins the next federal election.
Judith Ireland Federal government-commissioned research has found that women still get blamed for aggression towards them, while the behaviour of the men involved tends to be excused as a "rite of passage".
Judith Ireland The Greens have initiated a Senate inquiry into the role children's toys and entertainment play in creating gender stereotypes and contributing towards domestic violence.
Judith Ireland Turnbull, Abbott and a tale of two national security statements.
Judith Ireland Couple families on single incomes are set to lose access to family payments when their youngest child turns 13, with the Turnbull government splitting up its family payments package, to pass the...
'Won't someone please think of the childless?': Senator David Leyonhjelm says childless Australians should be praised
Judith Ireland Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm has praised childless Australians in a speech in the Senate, saying they should receive thanks instead of pity or criticism.
Judith Ireland Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.
Judith Ireland As parliament debates the nanny state, we demand more from the government than ever.
Judith Ireland Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has a solution to same-sex marriage debate - take marriage away from the government and give it to the churches.