Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The Turnbull government is facing questions about a delay in appointing a new sex discrimination commissioner, with mounting concern from gender equality advocates that there is no one in the high...
Judith Ireland The federal government needs to better understand the needs of older and younger Australians if it is serious about economic reform, community groups say.
Judith Ireland The fact that Turnbull is fabulously wealthy is no secret and no revelation. So why are we so fixated by it?
Judith Ireland and Fergus Hunter The world will agree on new sustainable development goals this weekend. How hard will they be for Australia to meet?
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said it is "unAustralian" to disrespect women, in a stinging attack on the nation's levels of domestic violence.
Judith Ireland Australia's Ambassador for Women Natasha Stott Despoja has been campaigning against domestic violence since she was young girl and her journalist mum, Shirley, would bring her along to shelters as...
Judith Ireland Malcolm Turnbull has called on all Australians to make a "cultural shift" and stop disrespecting women.
Judith Ireland Christian Porter has just been put in charge of about a third of the federal budget. Despite the hugely powerful government role, to many Australians, he will be known as "Christian who?"
Judith Ireland There was something in the air at Government House for the ministerial swearing in. And it wasn't pollen.
Judith Ireland Who sided with who? Who owes who what? The leadership spill was one gory, glorious production.
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has revealed that Tony Abbott offered him the job as Treasurer in a last-ditch attempt to save his prime ministership on Monday.
Judith Ireland Labor thought they would put Malcolm Turnbull in the awkward corner, but they quickly found they were trapped there themselves.
Judith Ireland Should lefties really be hailing a Turnbull prime ministership as a victory for "their" side? There are many reasons why they should not get too excited.
Judith Ireland As the minutes and then the hours ticked by and still, the nation had not heard from Tony Abbott, the theories began to form.
Judith Ireland The gap between Australia's rich and poor grew by 13 per cent over the past decade and is projected to jump a further 10 per cent over the next 10 years, according to new research.
Judith Ireland As Malcolm Turnbull replaces Tony Abbott as prime minister, there won't be many tears shed on the Senate crossbench.
Judith Ireland The polls have been terrifying for Tony Abbott for as long as anyone can remember. He survived a "near death" leadership spill in February, only to face a conga line of inexplicable and dud moves...
Judith Ireland The message coming loud and clear from voters is that they see Australia as a kinder place. And they want the government to keep itself nice.
Judith Ireland Fiona Court and her husband, Dale Bartley, waited three years to adopt their daughter from China and they are desperate to do the same with the son they began fostering in Australia two years ago.
Judith Ireland and Fergus Hunter The Abbott government has had fewer bills finalised in its first 700 days in office than any other federal government over the same time period since the late 1960s.