Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

PM signals powerful union probe

James Massola Josh Gordon Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine corruption and other crime in the union movement.

Abbott swoops on union graft

Abbott

James Massola, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine slush funds, corruption and malfeasance in the union movement.

PM proposes truancy officers for indigenous communities

Gareth Hutchens, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school.

Former Democrats leader Janet Powell dies

Janet Powell as leader of the Australian Democrats.

Judith Ireland Former Australian Democrats leader Janet Powell has died, aged 71.

Greens MPs congratulate hoaxer whose deceit triggered sharemarket turmoil

Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland, Damien Bright THE Greens leader, Senator Christine Milne, has endorsed a controversial hoax by an anti-coal activist, saying his actions were ''part of a long and proud history of civil disobedience, potentially...

Greens go out on a limb, but will it hold them?

Christine Milne(Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens) , Lee Rhiannon ( Greens senator).

Judith Ireland When the Greens senator Lee Rhiannon hit ''send'' on a tweet this week, congratulating the activist Jonathan Moylan for his hoax against Whitehaven Coal, the Twittersphere held its breath.

Parliament's little games so taxing for the PM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Treasurer Wayne.

Judith Ireland Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step away from the Popemobile was met with surprise as well as understanding around the world. If one can't retire at 85, how could there possibly be a God?

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Future Fund gives the flick to tobacco shares

Judith Ireland, Dan Harrison THE Future Fund will drop tobacco producers from its investment portfolio.

Asylum seeker stalemate continues despite Malaysia tragedy

Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison.

Judith Ireland The latest boat disaster has done nothing to change the stalemate between the government and opposition on asylum seekers.