Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

Bob Carr announces his resignation from Senate

Judith Ireland In one of the worst-kept secrets of federal politics, former foreign affairs minister Bob Carr has announced his resignation from the Senate.

Clear link between climate change and bushfires: UN adviser warns Tony Abbott

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Judith Ireland A senior United Nations climate change official says there is ''absolutely'' a link between climate change and bushfires and has warned that the Coalition government will pay a high political and...

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Palmer challenges every second vote

Clive Palmer.

Judith Ireland Palmer United Party scrutineers are challenging and rechallenging thousands of votes in the Queensland seat of Fairfax in what some commentators have suggested is a calculated abuse of the electoral...

Clive Palmer accused of war of attrition over recounts

Clive

Judith Ireland Palmer United Party scrutineers are challenging and rechallenging thousands of votes in the Queensland seat of Fairfax in what some commentators have suggested is a ''calculated abuse'' of the...

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Both sides claim credit for slowing boat arrivals

Tony Burke

Judith Ireland The race to claim credit for the drop in asylum seeker boat arrivals has begun, with both the Coalition and Labor insisting their approach is responsible for slowing the boats.

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Government cut in aid 'heartless'

PM Tony Abbott with members of the Davidson fire brigade.

Judith Ireland The federal government has tightened the eligibility requirements for bushfire victims to receive recovery funds in a move Labor has described as ''heartless'' and ''an absolute nonsense''.

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Government limiting recovery funds 'heartless'

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Judith Ireland People cut off from their homes or without electricity not eligible in first round of disaster payments.

Bill Shorten names his new shadow ministry

Bill Shorten

Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has named a new-look shadow ministerial lineup with an emphasis on women, working parents and those under 50.

Tony Abbott to visit bushfire hit areas in NSW

Bushfire-affected area in NSW

Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his sorrow and sympathy to people hurt by the New South Wales bush fires, announcing he plans to visit at least one of the affected [effected?] communities on...

Dumped senator Trish Crossin hints at Julia Gillard's 'shocking' behaviour

Senator Trish Crossin delivers her valedictory in the Senate at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 18 June 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Judith Ireland Trish Crossin says she has a shocking story to tell about Julia Gillard's behaviour.

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Crossin prides herself on keeping silent over Gillard

Labor Senator for the Northern Territory Trish Crossin talks to members of the media during a press conference in Melbourne on Wednesday23, January 2013. AFR /LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Judith Ireland Former Labor senator Trish Crossin says she has a shocking story to tell about Julia Gillard's behaviour but will not provide the details now because it is not the right time for the Labor Party.

Islanders reveal 60 asylum seekers' arrival

Approximately 60 Somalian/African and middle eastern women, men and children arriving by boat and picked up by custom officers at Christmas Island. Photographs were taken Octber 17th 2013.

Judith Ireland, David Wroe Asylum seekers arrive at Christmas Island in defiance of the government's tough new measures.

Boat carrying about 60 asylum seekers arrives at Christmas Island

Suspected asylum seekers taken to ashore to Christmas Island

Judith Ireland Another 60 asylum seekers have arrived at Christmas Island in defiance of the government’s tough new border protection measures.

Chris Bowen defends Rudd after Nicola Roxon's 'bastard' broadside

Chris Bowen acting ALP leader in Parliament House Canberra on 16 September 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Judith Ireland Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen has called for his colleagues to treat Kevin Rudd with respect, following a stinging broadside from former attorney-general Nicola Roxon, which slammed the former prime...

Roxon launches a withering attack on the 'bastard' Rudd

Judith Ireland The former attorney-general Nicola Roxon has launched a scathing attack on the Rudd years, slamming Kevin Rudd as a ''bastard'' and a rude and dysfunctional leader.

Rude and dysfunctional: Roxon blasts the reign of Rudd

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Judith Ireland Former attorney-general Nicola Roxon has launched a scathing critique of the Rudd years, slamming former prime minister Kevin Rudd as a ''bastard'' who was a rude and dysfunctional leader and calling...

Rude and dysfunctional: Roxon blasts the reign of Rudd

Nicola Roxon

Judith Ireland The former attorney-general Nicola Roxon has launched a scathing critique of the Rudd years, slamming former prime minister Kevin Rudd as a "bastard" who was a rude and dysfunctional leader and...

Nicola Roxon launches scathing critique of 'bastard' Kevin Rudd

Nicola Roxon and Kevin Rudd.

Judith Ireland Former attorney-general slams Kevin Rudd, saying he was a 'bastard' who was a rude and dysfunctional leader.

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No pictures allowed: new MP Cathy McGowan learns her lesson

Cathy McGowan MP for Indi join new members of the House of Representatives to attend an induction seminar in Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 15 October 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Judith Ireland Becoming a parliamentarian is a daunting thing. Apart from all the work and pressure to perform in public, new MPs have to get their heads across the myriad of rules governing life at Parliament...

Tony Abbott calls on 'pragmatist' Bill Shorten to axe carbon tax

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NEWS - Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt at an Australian Industry forum in Brisbane today.

Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he believes Bill Shorten will be forced to back the Coalition's plan to repeal the carbon tax, saying Labor's new leader is “nothing if not a political...