Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has a solution to same-sex marriage debate - take marriage away from the government and give it to the churches.
Judith Ireland If Obama seemed a bit casual about meeting Malcolm Turnbull, can you blame him? It's the fifth Australian PM he's met.
Judith Ireland Bill Shorten might be doing it tough. But he's not the only opposition leader to go through a tricky patch.
Judith Ireland The first group of refugees under the federal government's special program for Syrians is due to arrive in Australia in the next 24 hours.
Judith Ireland As followers of other people's love lives may recall, when Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett got married in 1993, the world did a collective "huh?!"
Judith Ireland The bright idea that just keeps happening in politics is to get someone famous to stand for Parliament. But does it actually work?
Judith Ireland Malcolm meeting Charles wasn't the most awkward encounter on Wednesday.
Judith Ireland The peak body for Australia's not-for-profit sector is calling on charities to think about closing or merging, because there are too many organisations competing for funds.
Judith Ireland A Coalition-chaired parliamentary committee has found that the Turnbull government's family payments bill may be in breach of Australians' human rights.
Judith Ireland The Turnbull government is considering breaking up its family payments legislation in order to get some savings through the Parliament, with Labor opposing most of the package and support from the...
Judith Ireland Labor will oppose the bulk of the Coalition's planned changes to family payments, in a move that puts the puts the spotlight firmly on the crossbench to pass the package.
Judith Ireland Question time gets a revamp ... and it's just the same as before.
Judith Ireland Australians will be able to adopt children from Poland and Latvia under changes to overseas adoption announced by the Turnbull government.
Judith Ireland The World Health Organization estimates one in 10 older people experiences elder abuse each month, but there is no Australia-wide data on the issue.
Judith Ireland Adoption campaigner Deborra-lee Furness says getting change on the issue is as difficult as moving Uluru.
Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says more assistance for Syrians will be needed because the situation will deteriorate.
Judith Ireland Stop hating on Charles and Camilla. They are real people, not plastic royals.
Judith Ireland Muslim Australians experience discrimination and abuse on a daily or regular basis, according to a new report by the Human Rights Commission.
Judith Ireland The Coalition's biggest backer of same-sex marriage has welcomed Julie Bishop's show of support for the reform but said it's unlikely it will change other Liberal MPs' views.
Judith Ireland There was much ado recently about the meaning of Julie Bishop's red angry face Vladimir Putin emoji.