Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Tasmanians are set to go to the polls, after Labor Premier Lara Giddings announced a state election for March 15.
Judith Ireland The commander of the federal government's border protection operation says he will not be able to call Operation Sovereign Borders a success until the monsoon season ends in late March.
Judith Ireland The federal government is playing down a Senate inquiry into its Commission of Audit, labelling it a ''stunt'' and a ''waste of time'' before it has even begun.
Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has stopped his weekly press conferences updating the media on the federal government's border protection efforts.
Judith Ireland The Lord's Prayer in Federal Parliament is an anachronism, according to Greens senator Richard di Natale, who is calling to have the prayer scrapped.
Judith Ireland The federal departments of Human Services and Social Services could be merged into a mega department as part of the Coalition's review of government spending.
Judith Ireland Controversy surrounding Liberal senator Cory Bernardi's new book has spurred it into another print run.
Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne has taken the first step towards reforming the national school curriculum, by appointing two staunch critics of the current system to head up a government review.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd can give as good as he gets when it comes to writing history.
Judith Ireland, Amilia Rosa Australia's Defence chief has hit back at claims that Navy personnel have mistreated asylum seekers.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd is famous for his love of a good speech. But it appears not everyone on the world stage is a fan of his addresses.
Judith Ireland, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott remains unapologetic about his government's approach to information about asylum seeker boats, saying he would rather be criticised for being ''a bit of a closed book'' and...
Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has described the actions of guards who reportedly mocked an asylum seeker who self-harmed as ''completely unacceptable''.
Judith Ireland The Foreign Affairs Department has stepped up its travel advice to Bangladesh, warning Australians to ''reconsider'' their need to travel in the wake of volatile elections in the country.
Judith Ireland The High-Waisted Pants Award for an idea that seemed like a good one at the time.
Judith Ireland Disability and welfare advocates have questioned the Abbott government's plans to tighten up the disability support pension, arguing the Coalition is pulling the ''wrong levers'' to get more people...
Judith Ireland Disability advocates argue Coalition is pulling 'wrong levers' to get more people into jobs.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
Tim Wilson's appointment as Human Rights Commissioner could see cuts to a program on school bullying
Judith Ireland Mr Wilson's salary would have to come out of the commission's current annual $25m budget.
Julie Bishop says MP group told to stay away from parts of Nauru detention centre to 'maintain calm'
Judith Ireland Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she did not visit sites where single male asylum seekers are held on Nauru because she was advised it could disrupt the peace.