Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

2013: The year when politicians earned rich rewards or got their just desserts

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks as his wife Therese Rein listens at a Labor Party function in Brisbane.

Judith Ireland Three prime ministers, 4 and a half Labor leaders (if you count Chris Bowen and Albo), one very big election and three Labor leadership votes.

Nothing doing here mate, move along

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Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.

Gillard prepares ministerial reshuffle

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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.

Gillard's hold: Labor MPs nervous, says minister

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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...

'Prima donna' Rudd doesn't mention the war

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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...

Angry little Vegemite's prima donna effort

Judith Ireland For almost 18 months, Kevin Rudd has grinned that mile-wide grin of his and borne it.