Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.

Christopher Pyne pledges $230m as Abbott government goes into damage control over Gonski decision

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Judith Ireland, Anna Patty, Jonathan Swan The federal government has gone into damage control over school funding reforms, promising extra cash and blaming the media for not understanding the issue, as the row over its backflip on education...

Education: Christopher Pyne's move to review curriculum dubbed a political stunt

Education minister Christopher Pyne

Josephine Tovey, Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne's decision to review the national education curriculum is an attempt to score ''cheap political points'' and ignores years of work to draft the existing document,...

Gay marriage advocates draw up hit list of MPs

Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.

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The storm passes but Tony still dives in

Judith Ireland Yesterday, Julia Gillard was crowned a political ''badass'' by the international media - a leader who could teach the world a lesson or two about misogyny.

Speaker slips out, as new crossbencher sits tight

slipper thomson thumb

Judith Ireland In the short months he has been in the speaker's chair, it is fair to say that Peter Slipper has made the role his own.

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Gillard soothes the pig-eaters as embattled MP saves his bacon

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Judith Ireland Despite the government's best attempts to leak the entire budget before it is handed down, there's always concern on budget night about hidden surprises.

On the QT

Eyes have it as Bishop, Burke face off in row

Julie Bishop

Judith Ireland She's only three days into the question time gig but Anna Burke has already shown that she ain't afraid of anyone or anything. Not even Julie Bishop's atomic death stare.

Pyne has 'no friends on other side'

Christopher Pyne

Judith Ireland Federal Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says he doesn't have any friends on the other side of politics.

Working and not-working alike get a question time going over

Manager of Opposition Business Christopher Pyne in Question Time today

Judith Ireland Christopher Pyne cited Oliver Cromwell, Julia Gillard cited John Howard and Joe Hockey was busy with the Seinfeld references.

Counting the many masks of Julia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to the media at Parliament House on February 27, 2012 in Canberra

Judith Ireland Prime ministers are just like other humans - no really.

Bob's booming voice could be election winner

Bob Carr in the Upper House of NSW Parliament.

Peter Jean and Judith Ireland A deep voice may be one of Bob Carr's best weapons in his new role as Senator and Foreign Minister.

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