Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The federal government is using a multi-country, multimillion-dollar communications campaign to warn potential asylum seekers against boat journeys to Australia.
Judith Ireland How Labor, the Coalition, and the Greens' asylum seeker policies compare.
Judith Ireland To roo or not to roo? That is the question Julia Gillard currently faces with the birth of the royal baby.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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''.
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.
Judith Ireland As Christine Milne launches the party's national policy platform, the budget office costs the party's figures.
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.
Judith Ireland Labor's national executive has put off its meeting to discuss how to handle the pre-selections for key Labor seats.
Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland Rudd uses his first major speech since returning as PM to frame Abbott as a doomsday prophesier.
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.
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...