Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

Abbott decries 'shambolic' site conditions

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James Massola, David Wroe, Judith Ireland Prime Minster Tony Abbott has lashed the ''absolutely shambolic'' situation at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as he dispatched former defence force chief Angus Houston as his...

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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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...

UN funds axed to help refugees

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks during a media conference in Colombo December 17, 2012. Carr is on a three-day visit to the Island. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)

Lenore Taylor, Judith Ireland Australia's contributions to United Nations humanitarian and development bodies will be cut by $20 million this year to pay for food and housing for asylum seekers in Australia, just months after...

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

Judith Ireland

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.

Massacre outrage: envoys expelled

Daniel Flitton, Judith Ireland Australia has joined an international diplomatic offensive to protest against the Syrian regime's brutal crackdown on civilians, delivering a 72-hour ultimatum for the country's top envoy to leave...

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.