Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.

Blitz campaign to get out asylum seeker message

Judith Ireland The federal government is using a multi-country, multimillion-dollar communications campaign to warn potential asylum seekers against boat journeys to Australia.

The parties' asylum seeker policies compared

Judith Ireland How Labor, the Coalition, and the Greens' asylum seeker policies compare.

Julia Gillard faces awkward question of what to do with the roo

Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Judith Ireland To roo or not to roo? That is the question Julia Gillard currently faces with the birth of the royal baby.

Some progress but still work to do for women in defence

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Judith Ireland Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has found that the Australian Defence Force Academy has made significant progress in the way it treats women, but says there is still more work to...

Outrage at 'creepy' photos of distraught asylum seekers

Protesters amid heavy police gather out the front of Balmain Town Hall as Federal Labor caucus meets on July 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The Labor party federal caucus is gathered in Sydney today for special meeting to change how the party elects it's parliamentary leader.  (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)

Bianca Hall and Judith Ireland The Department of Immigration has published photographs of distraught asylum seekers heading for Papua New Guinea as another asylum seeker boat goes missing on the way to Christmas Island.

Kevin Rudd wins over party leadership rules

Kevin Rudd

Judith Ireland The Labor caucus has passed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's changes to make it almost impossible to remove a sitting Labor prime minister.

People should 'chill out' on election date: Deputy PM

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22:  (L-R) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Deputy Prime Minister Anothony Albanese take their seats at the meeting of caucus at Balmain Town Hall on July 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The Labor party federal caucus is gathered in Sydney today for special meeting to change how the party elects it's parliamentary leader. (Photo by Paul Miller-Pool/Getty Images)

Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has missed the deadline for an August 24 election, with his deputy saying “people should just chill out” about the election date.

Manus Island centre set to expand

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Judith Ireland About 100 asylum seekers were flown from Manus Island to Australia this week to be housed elsewhere in preparation for Friday's announcement that the facility will be significantly expanded.

Boats 'our problem' not the world's: Tony Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has dismissed Kevin Rudd's suggestion that Labor will seek to make changes to the refugee convention, describing it as a ''red herring'' in the asylum seeker debate, and...

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Kevin Rudd flags changes to asylum seeker policy

Kevin Rudd

Judith Ireland Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has flagged a three-step approach to tackling the flow of asylum seeker boats, including possible changes to the Refugee Convention, as a second boat disaster in a week...

Let's humanise asylum seekers: Christmas Island chief

Customs officials and rescue personnel watch over survivors of the capsized boat at Christmas Island docks.

Judith Ireland Asylum seekers should be seen as individual human beings and not anonymous groups, Christmas Island administrator Jon Stanhope has said, as the second boat disaster in a week led to more asylum...

Carr brands Coalition 'bovver boys' over tow-back policy

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David Wroe and Judith Ireland Foreign Minister Bob Carr has branded the Coalition ''bovver boys'' on the matter of Indonesia and asylum seekers amid a slanging match over Tony Abbott's controversial policy of turning back boats.

Emissions scheme a trade in the 'invisible': Abbott

Tony Abbott tour the  Jeld- Wen factory in Rowville.  10th of July 2013 The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has poured scorn on Labor's new plan to move to an emissions trading scheme one year early, describing an ETS as ''not a true market''.

Cautious Rudd cool on election call

Kevin Rudd

Judith Ireland, Mark Kenny Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hinted that he is not about to call an election off the back of the latest poll, which puts Labor on equal footing with the Coalition.

Greens' tax policies would raise $43b: budget office

Greens party logo.

Judith Ireland As Christine Milne launches the party's national policy platform, the budget office costs the party's figures.

Slipper gets some federal funds for costs

Slipper

Judith Ireland The federal government has agreed to pay some of the legal costs incurred by former Speaker Peter Slipper's defence of civil proceedings brought by his former staffer James Ashby.

Preselection pow-wow delayed

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Judith Ireland Labor's national executive has put off its meeting to discuss how to handle the pre-selections for key Labor seats.

Absent Abbott fair game for PM

Tony Abbott tour the  Jeld- Wen factory in Rowville.  10th of July 2013 The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland Rudd uses his first major speech since returning as PM to frame Abbott as a doomsday prophesier.

Rudd casts doubt on diplomat's Lalor bid

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Potential Labor preselection candidate for Julia Gillards seat, Lisa Clutterham.

Judith Ireland and Clay Lucas Prime Minister Kevin Rudd appears to have cast doubt on the candidacy of diplomat Lisa Clutterham for preselection in Julia Gillard's safe Labor seat of Lalor, in Melbourne south-western suburbs.

Tony Abbott has no plan for the economy: Kevin Rudd

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during a press conference with Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will tell the National Press Club on Thursday that Australia's challenges are ''entirely manageable'' and that a debate with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott about economic...