Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to increasing the income threshold for the seniors health card, but will not be drawn on other changes to the card's eligibility...
James Massola, Anna Patty, Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland The Abbott government is actively considering raising the pension age to 70 and changing indexation arrangements for the payments in the budget.
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...
Judith Ireland Women will be disproportionately hit by the federal budget's changes to pensions and GP visits, according to Labor Party analysis.
Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne has confused the debate about proposed increases to university fees by appearing to contradict the government's own website over who will be affected by the budget...
Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland Commercial television networks have leapt on the release of a Department of Communications research paper into Australian media ownership to renew calls for a relaxation of laws on media mergers and...
David Wroe, Judith Ireland Senior navy officers and customs officials face possible disciplinary action over six incursions into Indonesian waters while turning back asylum-seeker boats under the government's border protection...
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed further deregulation of the media industry as he praised media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the ''most normal'' proprietor he knows.
Gareth Hutchens, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
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.
James Massola Josh Gordon Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine corruption and other crime in the union movement.
James Massola, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine slush funds, corruption and malfeasance in the union movement.
Judith Ireland People cut off from their homes or without electricity not eligible in first round of disaster payments.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is likely to be absent from Parliament for the rest of the week as she grieves for her father, John Gillard, 83, who died at the weekend.
Judith Ireland Yesterday, Julia Gillard was crowned a political ''badass'' by the international media - a leader who could teach the world a lesson or two about misogyny.
Judith Ireland The quiet and usually obscure world of dictionary publishing was thrust into the political spotlight yesterday when it was revealed The Macquarie Dictionary was changing its definition of misogyny.
Judith Ireland THE quiet and usually obscure world of dictionary publishing was thrust into the political spotlight yesterday when it was revealed the Macquarie Dictionary was changing its definition of misogyny.
Judith Ireland JAMIE BAILEY makes the trip to the Australian War Memorial each year for Remembrance Day.
Judith Ireland, Shelly Horton WHEN the Prime Minister took to the stage at the National Press Club on Wednesday, the nation buzzed with excitement.