Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

Tony Abbott accused of breaking promise on pension age

James Massola, Anna Patty, Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland The Abbott government is actively considering raising the pension age to 70 and changing indexation arrangements for the payments in the budget.

Tony Abbott won't rule out changes to seniors health card eligibility

Abbott

Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility...

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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Coalition abandons baby bonus

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Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland An Abbott government would dump the baby bonus entirely - even the reduced, means-tested payments proposed by Labor, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has said.

Abbott won't quail over Brough hunt

291111- Opposition leader Tony Abbott with the shadow treasurer Joe Hockey and his minister for finance and deregulation Andrew Robb at The Federal Parliament office in Sydney giving a press conference in relation to the OECD announcement overnight on the global economy. SMH NEWS Photo: Domino Postiglione

Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is standing by Liberal candidate Mal Brough, despite calls for the former Howard minister to be disendorsed after his fund-raiser used a menu that made lewd jokes about...

Iemma in frame as McClelland decides to bring down curtain

Morris Iemma

Daniel Hurst, Sean Nicholls, Judith Ireland THE former federal attorney-general and prominent Kevin Rudd supporter Robert McClelland is to retire from federal politics.

Ending ALP waste will finance tax cuts - Hockey

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 5 February 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Judith Ireland The Coalition has hit back at Labor claims that families would pay higher income tax and lose payments worth thousands of dollars a year under an Abbott government, saying the ''reality is the...

Rudd rolls around again to spoil Gillard's homecoming

Kevin Rudd

Judith Ireland After a week away - summiteering in exotic places - Julia Gillard was back in town yesterday. Ready for her close-up.

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.