Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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.
Judith Ireland Federal Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says he doesn't have any friends on the other side of politics.
Judith Ireland Christopher Pyne cited Oliver Cromwell, Julia Gillard cited John Howard and Joe Hockey was busy with the Seinfeld references.
Judith Ireland Prime ministers are just like other humans - no really.
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.
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.
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
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.