Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

Asylum seekers allowed to apply for refugee status

Manus Island camp

Michael Gordon, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Rudd government will begin processing the refugee claims of more than 22,000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat since the resumption of offshore processing last year.

PNG policy working despite more boats: Burke

The sinking of the SIEV 358 asylum seeker boat last year.

James Robertson, Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Tony Burke says the government's PNG resettlement policy is working, despite recent boat arrivals including one in which five people are believed to have drowned on Tuesday.

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Working and not-working alike get a question time going over

Manager of Opposition Business Christopher Pyne in Question Time today

Judith Ireland Christopher Pyne cited Oliver Cromwell, Julia Gillard cited John Howard and Joe Hockey was busy with the Seinfeld references.