Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

PM proposes truancy officers for indigenous communities

Gareth Hutchens, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school.

Gay marriage advocates draw up hit list of MPs

Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.

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WA electoral commissioner quits after Senate vote bungle

Judith Ireland, James Massola The head of the Australian Electoral Commission, Ed Killesteyn, has quit after the bungled West Australian Senate election.

UN funds axed to help refugees

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks during a media conference in Colombo December 17, 2012. Carr is on a three-day visit to the Island. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)

Lenore Taylor, Judith Ireland Australia's contributions to United Nations humanitarian and development bodies will be cut by $20 million this year to pay for food and housing for asylum seekers in Australia, just months after...

Slipper 'faces jail' as dishonesty charges detailed

Speaker of the House Peter Slipper.

Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland Former speaker Peter Slipper could be jailed if found guilty of a taxpayer-funded tour of top wineries using his government Cabcharge card, legal experts say.

Jail a risk if Slipper wined, dined on public dime

Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland FORMER speaker Peter Slipper could be jailed if found guilty of a taxpayer-funded tour of top wineries using his government Cabcharge card, legal experts say.

Greens go out on a limb, but will it hold them?

Christine Milne(Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens) , Lee Rhiannon ( Greens senator).

Judith Ireland When the Greens senator Lee Rhiannon hit ''send'' on a tweet this week, congratulating the activist Jonathan Moylan for his hoax against Whitehaven Coal, the Twittersphere held its breath.

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.

Counting the many masks of Julia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to the media at Parliament House on February 27, 2012 in Canberra

Judith Ireland Prime ministers are just like other humans - no really.

Speakers say it best when they say nothing at all … in theory

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.

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

Soldiers

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.