Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland This time next week, Australians could be waking up to a blue new world.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility...
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed further deregulation of the media industry as he praised media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the ''most normal'' proprietor he knows.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has re-affirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility...
Judith Ireland Disability and welfare advocates have met at Parliament House in Canberra amid fears that May budget will see cuts to people receiving disability support.
Judith Ireland The federal minister responsible for women says it is "ridiculous" that identifying as a feminist should be a prerequisite for her job.
Judith Ireland It's still Qantas, stupid. Legislation to change the Sale Act is introduced in the House as parliament ponies up for its last sitting day for a week.
Judith Ireland The Qantas debate keeps on trucking as Tony Abbott tips his hat to the forestry industry. The Senate has a public hearing about those lost WA votes amid plans for an inquiry into the violence at...
Judith Ireland It's the flying marsupial, stupid. Cabinet makes a decision about Qantas. But what will it actually mean? Every MP and their roo is out to offer an opinion.
Judith Ireland Amid global fears for what will happen in Ukraine, the federal cabinet meets to discuss the fate of Qantas.
Judith Ireland Questions and concerns fly around parliament house this Thursday. What will happen to Qantas? What can and can't you say to a general? What do you do if you're a lobbyist and then become a political...
Judith Ireland It's grey and rainy in Canberra. So a perfect day to snuggle up with a drought-assistance package. And to grab the doona and head down to estimates, where the departments of Health, Education,...
Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage is back on the political agenda in Canberra, with Labor's federal party room endorsing Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek's proposal to bring a new bill to Parliament.
Judith Ireland Estimates! Estimates! Operation Sovereign Borders, Finance and the Communications Department all face Senate scrutiny today.
Judith Ireland Parliament is back and sitting, with the treatment of asylum seekers once more in the spotlight. The Greens and refugee advocates want Immigration Minister Scott Morrison sacked but Tony Abbott...
Michael Gordon and Judith Ireland Iranian man who died during violent clashes on Manus Island this week suffered a cut to the neck and head injuries, according to an employee at the detention centre who was with him before he died.
Judith Ireland If this is calm and methodical government, you'd hate to think what the agitated, haphazard kind looks like.
Judith ireland, James Massola The head of the Australian Electoral Commission, Ed Killesteyn, and his most senior colleague in Western Australia have quit in the wake of the state’s bungled Senate election.
Judith Ireland The Iranian man who died during violent clashes on Manus Island earlier this week was a 23-year-old named Reza Barati, who arrived on Christmas Island last July.
Judith Ireland Nick Xenophon admits that ticket scalping is not a problem in his own life.