Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The mystery of who leaked the video of a swearing Kevin Rudd looks likely to remain unsolved, with the Australian Federal Police closing the case without identifying a culprit.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working on major changes to her ministerial line up but won't confirm if more firings are imminent.
Judith Ireland Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step away from the Popemobile was met with surprise as well as understanding around the world. If one can't retire at 85, how could there possibly be a God?
Daniel Hurst, Sean Nicholls, Judith Ireland THE former federal attorney-general and prominent Kevin Rudd supporter Robert McClelland is to retire from federal politics.
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...
Judith Ireland After a week away - summiteering in exotic places - Julia Gillard was back in town yesterday. Ready for her close-up.
Judith Ireland Federal Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says he doesn't have any friends on the other side of politics.
Jessica Wright and Judith Ireland Labor frontbencher Stephen Conroy has confirmed Labor MPs are "nervous" as senior government ministers rallied for the third day around the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who is reported to be losing...
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd has taken the moral high ground in the war of words over his leadership chances. Speaking in Queensland this afternoon, the Foreign Minister had nothing but praise for Simon Crean, who...
Judith Ireland Bob Katter says he wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister again.
Judith Ireland Therese Rein is happy doing what she's doing — just like her husband Kevin Rudd.
Judith Ireland The Hyperbole is a Canberra institution. Not because it's the biggest place to shop in Tuggeranong but because it's the lifeblood of the political day.
Judith Ireland For almost 18 months, Kevin Rudd has grinned that mile-wide grin of his and borne it.
Judith Ireland It is a great irony of Australian politics that the Speaker should theoretically be seen and not heard. Or at least only heard a little bit.