Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

Defence cuts 'not an issue' with US

Judith Ireland Defence Minister Stephen Smith has dismissed claims that the Obama administration is worried about Australia's recent defence budget cuts, saying US officials have not raised such concerns with him.

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

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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.

ADF 'rapists' likely to stay in jobs: report

Bianca Hall, Judith Ireland A damning report on sexual abuse in the military has found un-prosecuted rapists will probably remain in senior positions in the armed forces.

Sex offenders may hold senior posts, says defence report

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Bianca Hall, Judith Ireland A DAMNING report on sexual abuse in the military has found unprosecuted rapists are likely to remain in senior positions in the armed forces.