Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Michael Gordon, Judith Ireland, Daniel Flitton Nauru's justification for sacking and deporting its resident magistrate of three years has been branded ''ridiculous, false and defamatory'' by the tiny country's exiled chief justice and as...
Judith Ireland, Michael Gordon The Australian government has expressed its concerns to Nauru's President Baron Waqa over the deportation of its magistrate Peter Law and cancellation of chief justice Geoffrey Eames' visa, saying...
Judith Ireland The chief of Australia's navy has issued a passionate statement, arguing that naval personnel are "worthy of more respect".
Palestine Liberation Organisation calls on Julie Bishop to clarify government's position on Israeli settlements
Judith Ireland The Palestine Liberation Organisation has condemned Julie Bishop's recent comments that question the illegality of Israeli settlements and called on the Australian government to clarify its position...
Judith Ireland, Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has asked Australia's High Commission in Nauru to find out what will happen to the cases of asylum seekers charged with rioting after Nauru sacked its only...
Judith Ireland You might think politicians are a godless lot, but they would beg to disagree.
Judith Ireland The Abbott government has admitted Australia breached Indonesian territorial waters during operations to deter asylum seeker boats.
Judith Ireland Lara Giddings' announcement of a Tasmanian state election for March 15 sets up the first quarter of 2014 as something of an election fiesta for Australia.
Judith Ireland Tasmanians are set to go to the polls, after Labor Premier Lara Giddings announced a state election for March 15.
Judith Ireland The commander of the federal government's border protection operation says he will not be able to call Operation Sovereign Borders a success until the monsoon season ends in late March.
Judith Ireland The federal government is playing down a Senate inquiry into its Commission of Audit, labelling it a ''stunt'' and a ''waste of time'' before it has even begun.
Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has stopped his weekly press conferences updating the media on the federal government's border protection efforts.
Judith Ireland The Lord's Prayer in Federal Parliament is an anachronism, according to Greens senator Richard di Natale, who is calling to have the prayer scrapped.
Judith Ireland The federal departments of Human Services and Social Services could be merged into a mega department as part of the Coalition's review of government spending.
Judith Ireland Controversy surrounding Liberal senator Cory Bernardi's new book has spurred it into another print run.
Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne has taken the first step towards reforming the national school curriculum, by appointing two staunch critics of the current system to head up a government review.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd can give as good as he gets when it comes to writing history.
Judith Ireland, Amilia Rosa Australia's Defence chief has hit back at claims that Navy personnel have mistreated asylum seekers.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd is famous for his love of a good speech. But it appears not everyone on the world stage is a fan of his addresses.
Judith Ireland, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott remains unapologetic about his government's approach to information about asylum seeker boats, saying he would rather be criticised for being ''a bit of a closed book'' and...