Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland School chaplains are up at the High Court and Arab ambassadors meet Julie Bishop over the East Jerusalem situation. It's Thursday in Canberra where it is still super foggy.
Judith Ireland It's Julie Bishop day in Canberra. The Foreign Minister is due to give not one, but three speeches. Meanwhile, Canberra is so foggy we can barely see the keyboard as we type.
Judith Ireland Party rooms meet, a fresh poll flings more numbers at politics and a court case looms over the Christmas Island disaster. It's Tuesday in Canberra.
James Massola, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces parliamentary dissent on a new front after two senior Liberal senators signalled they will not support the government's new deficit levy in the Senate.
Judith Ireland The Prime Minister is back and so is parliament! Tony Abbott has touched down in Canberra as the Senate begins its last sitting fortnight before the big changeover on July 1. It's demo-crazy.
Mark Kenny, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described himself as a ''conservationist'' who has no disagreement with President Barack Obama on climate change.
Judith Ireland The budget celebrated a significant milestone on Friday. It turned one month old.
Judith Ireland Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren need greater help to access government payments, legal aid and other support services, says the Human Rights Commission, who fears that the group is...
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described himself as as ''conservationist'' who has no disagreement with US President Barack Obama on the subject of climate change.
Judith Ireland, David Wroe and Nick O'Malley Prime Minister Tony Abbott has not ruled out potential Australian military action in Iraq describing the situation there as "disastrous".
Peter Martin and Judith Ireland The government has promised not to gag the welfare sector as it has outlined plans to shrink the number of payments and supplements from 75 to as few as four.
Judith Ireland There will be a group effort at the Human Rights Commission to compensate for the loss of its disability commissioner, with the remaining commissioners all taking on disability work when Graeme Innes...
Judith Ireland Australia's welfare system could be radically overhauled to cut down the number of payments and supplements from 75 to as few as four, Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has said.
Out of touch: Liberal MP Sharman Stone hits back at Coalition colleagues over paid parental leave criticism
Dan Harrison, Judith Ireland, James Massola Liberal MP Sharman Stone has hit back at male Coalition colleagues who have criticised Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave scheme, accusing them of being out of touch with the challenges women face in...
Matthew Knott and Judith Ireland Commercial television networks leap on release of a Department of Communications research paper into Australian media ownership to renew calls for a relaxation of laws on media mergers and...
Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland Commercial television networks have leapt on the release of a Department of Communications research paper into Australian media ownership to renew calls for a relaxation of laws on media mergers and...
Judith Ireland, James Massola Nationals leader Warren Truss says details of Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme have not been finalised, revealing the government is talking to rural groups about how to ensure farmers can...
Judith Ireland Tony Abbott has jogged with firefighters, met Ban Ki-moon and visited the 9/11 memorial.
Judith Ireland Last September, the election gave Australia a spanking new government. But nine months on, there is still quite a focus on the last one.
Judith Ireland There's nothing to see here. Malcolm does another radio interview to declare he's best mates with Tony, as the Prime Minister smokes the pipe of peace with SBY.