Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Prime minister-elect Tony Abbott has named his first ministry, with promotions for Mathias Cormann, Michaelia Cash, Fiona Nash and Marise Payne, but few big surprises.
Judith Ireland If there's one thing that every Labor MP agreed on in the wake of last week's mega fail of an election campaign, it was that they had to stop talking about themselves.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott has addressed Coalition MPs in Canberra for the first time since winning the federal election, telling colleagues to only ''briefly'' savour the moment before getting...
Daniel Hurst, Judith Ireland The Liberals are edging ahead in four out of five close seats - all Labor-held - as counting in the federal election continues.
Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Bill Shorten has confirmed he will nominate himself for the leadership of the federal parliamentary Labor Party.
Judith Ireland Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella has pulled herself out of contention for a frontbench spot in Tony Abbott's new government as her future in Indi remains unclear.
Judith Ireland Federal Labor should allow the Abbott government to scrap the carbon tax and implement other ''bad policies'' it has in order to expose them as disasters, Labor MP Nick Champion says, in a move that...
Judith Ireland The man likely to be the new communications minister has suggested Australia should consider a switch to electronic voting at federal elections in order to cut down on informal and fraudulent voting.
Judith Ireland Outgoing Labor frontbencher Brendan O’Connor has ensured that the flames of acrimony continue to burn in the Labor camp, as he called on Kevin Rudd to leave federal parliament.
Judith Ireland The woman set to be Australia's new foreign minister says she has not yet been briefed whether the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against its own citizens.
Judith Ireland, Bianca Hall Greens leader Christine Milne says some of the Labor leadership ''shenanigans'' of the past three years have rubbed off on the Greens, as her party assesses a nationwide swing against it of more than...
Judith Ireland Greens Leader Christine Milne says some of the Labor leadership ''shenanigans'' of the past three years have rubbed off on the Greens, as her party assesses a nationwide swing against it of more than...
Mark Kenny, Michael Gordon, Judith Ireland Bill Shorten could become Labor's new leader within days.
Mark Kenny, Michael Gordon, Judith Ireland Bill Shorten could become Labor's new leader within days after the Rudd government's humiliating defeat.
Judith Ireland When the polls close today and the counting begins (the counting begins!) the election campaign will recede into the mists of time.
Judith Ireland The battle for Griffith just got a whole lot more musical.
Judith Ireland and Bianca Hall Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has announced a further $9 billion in savings when releasing the Coalition's final budget costings ahead of the federal election.
Judith Ireland and Bianca Hall Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said he "genuinely fears" what a Coalition government would be like and has told Australians that if they have any doubts about what Tony Abbott would do in government,...
Judith Ireland Election day 31 is upon us. Kevin Rudd is campaigning in Victoria and Tony Abbott is in his hometown of Sydney.