Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

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

Cash

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...

All the better to see the opposition with

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

Judith Ireland, Shelly Horton WHEN the Prime Minister took to the stage at the National Press Club on Wednesday, the nation buzzed with excitement.

Libs give leading fund-raiser water board role

Nicholas Anthony Di Girolamo from Australian Water Holdings, outside his home in Henley, Sydney.14th December 2012Photo: Wolter PeetersThe Sydney Morning Herald

Sean Nicholls, Linton Besser, Judith Ireland A PROMINENT Liberal Party figure known for his fund-raising prowess, Nick di Girolamo, was appointed to a $100,000 position on the board of a state-owned corporation by the NSW government last year.

Recycled Rudd wouldn't surprise me, says Katter

Judith Ireland Bob Katter says he wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister again.

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.

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.