Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Outside the Rooty Hill RSL, rival gangs in rival t -shirts shouted angry slogans at one another.
Judith Ireland "Just line up for your selfies," came the call over the loudspeaker.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd is a man who likes to make big calls. Big calls, he argues, saved the country from the economic outhouse during the global financial crisis.
Judith Ireland Tony Abbott says he has a plan to stop the boats, now Kevin Rudd has a plan to move them.
Judith Ireland Election campaigning is by its very nature a demanding business, unless you're Rudd.
Judith Ireland ''He's coming, he's coming! Kevin Rudd is coming!" shouted a childcare worker, as the Prime Minister negotiated his way through the safety gates at the Mascot long-day care centre in Sydney.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd has stepped up his campaign media appearances as a new round of polling shows Labor is in serious trouble in Western Sydney, with another suggesting the Prime Minister could even lose his...
Deborah Snow, Judith Ireland and Daniel Hurst The number two Senate candidate for the WikiLeaks Party in New South Wales, Dr Alison Broinowski, says she will remain on the ticket despite a dramatic schism that opened inside the party late on...
Judith Ireland, Peter Martin, Daniel Hurst Coalition Leader Tony Abbott has confirmed that his ''signature'' paid parental leave policy will see some shareholders lose money under the 1.
Judith Ireland Coalition Leader Tony Abbott has confirmed that his "signature" paid parental leave policy will see some shareholders lose money under the 1.
Judith Ireland The first group of asylum seekers, including the first family group, has been sent to Nauru under Labor's new resettlement arrangement.
James Robertson, Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Tony Burke says the government's PNG resettlement policy is working, despite recent boat arrivals including one in which five people are believed to have drowned on Tuesday.
Judith Ireland and James Robertson Up to five asylum seekers are believed to have drowned after their boat capsized off Christmas Island on Tuesday.
Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has declared that abortion should not be politicised as he campaigned with a Liberal candidate who has previously criticised his views on the issue.
Judith Ireland Nationals candidate Barnaby Joyce has dismissed questions about his party's commitment to the Coalition's paid parental leave scheme, saying he had ''good reasons'' to support it.
Jacqueline Maley, Judith Ireland The Coalition's asylum seeker policy is ''cruel'' and ''harsh'' but so are all asylum seeker policies, according to opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull.
Jacqueline Maley, Judith Ireland The Coalition's asylum-seeker policy is ''cruel'' and ''harsh'', but so are all asylum-seeker policies, the Opposition's communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull says.
Judith Ireland, Michael Gordon and Daniel Flitton Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has brushed off news of a legal challenge to his Papua New Guinea plan for asylum seekers, saying he foreshadowed a challenge to the policy when he announced it in July.
Judith Ireland Occupants of an asylum seeker boat carrying about 209 people, the first boat with more than 200 asylum seekers to arrive in Australian waters since June, are to be transferred to Christmas Island.
David Wroe and Judith Ireland Following Jaymes Diaz's infamous interview and another Liberal candidate's admission he does not know how the Coalition's Direct Action policy works, Fiona Scott might have made a hat-trick, had Tony...