Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The Coalition has seized on new figures that show the hourly cost of long day care has increased by 50 per cent since 2007, blaming the rise on the Rudd-Gillard governments.
Judith Ireland Employment Minister Eric Abetz has defended the Coalition's decision to provide chocolate company Cadbury with $16 million of taxpayers' money in the wake of its rejection of SPC Ardmona's bid for...
Judith Ireland Andrew Laming is many things. He's a former GP, ophthalmologist, Harvard graduate and qualified personal trainer.
Judith Ireland Hell hath no fury like a Senate scorned. Operation Sovereign Borders faces off with a Senate committee over just how much information should be released about the federal government's "stop the...
Judith Ireland, Jonathan Swan Immigration Minister Scott Morrison will appear before a Senate inquiry on Friday, as he continues to defend the federal government's approach towards asylum seeker boats.
James Massola, Judith Ireland, Jonathan Swan Prime Minister Tony Abbott hardened his stance on government assistance to business, rejecting SPC Ardmona's request for a $25 million co-investment in the fruit grower and calling on the company to...
James Massola, Judith Ireland and Jonathan Swan Prime Minister hardens stance on government assistance to business, rejecting SPC Ardmona's request for a $25m co-investment in the fruit processor.
James Massola, Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland, Georgia Wilkins SPC Ardmona's bid for $25 million in federal government assistance has been rejected by the federal cabinet.
Judith Ireland, Heath Aston Coalition frontbencher Kevin Andrews has defended the Prime Minister's comments about the ABC, arguing the national broadcaster should be open to ''constructive criticism'' about its performance.
James Massola, Judith Ireland Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has vowed to fight for a $25 million lifeline to be thrown to food producer SPC Ardmona in Tony Abbott’s first full cabinet meeting of 2014.
Heath Aston, Rick Feneley, Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has strongly defended the ABC's editorial independence in the face of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's attack on the national broadcaster, which he says...
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has berated ABC News, arguing that it is taking ''everyone's side but Australia's'' and that journalists should give the Navy the ''benefit of the doubt'' when it comes to...
Judith Ireland Former prime minister John Howard has defended his successor, Tony Abbott, arguing that the new Coalition government is ''not some carry-over'' of the Howard years.
James Massola, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine slush funds, corruption and malfeasance in the union movement.
James Massola, Josh Gordon and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine corruption and other crime in the union movement.
Judith Ireland Former Defence chief Peter Cosgrove has been named as Australia's next governor-general.
James Massola, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given the clearest signal yet his government will launch a royal commission and broaden the scope of the inquiry to examine union malfeasance and corruption.
James Massola and Judith Ireland Australia’s peak union group will launch a national campaign on Tuesday targeting the Abbott government’s ‘extreme’ plans to privatise government services and assets, cut public sector jobs and its...
Judith Ireland, James Massola The ACTU has lashed the federal government for planning an “enhanced” work-for-the-dole program, warning Holden workers facing the loss of their job could end up picking garbage.
'We will determine who comes to our nation': Nauru President Baron Waqa echoes John Howard in defending judicial decisions
Judith Ireland Nauru President Baron Waqa has issued a fierce rebuttal against claims his country has abandoned the rule of law, saying ''we will determine who comes to our nation''.