Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

ABC to lose up to 10% of staff, axe shows and close five regional radio posts as cuts bite

Judith Ireland Close to 10 per cent of the ABC's permanent work force could lose their jobs as the broadcaster grapples with a $254 million funding cut.

Tony Abbott won't rule out changes to seniors health card eligibility

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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...

Christopher Pyne pledges $230m as Abbott government goes into damage control over Gonski decision

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Judith Ireland, Anna Patty, Jonathan Swan The federal government has gone into damage control over school funding reforms, promising extra cash and blaming the media for not understanding the issue, as the row over its backflip on education...

All the better to see the opposition with

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

Judith Ireland, Shelly Horton WHEN the Prime Minister took to the stage at the National Press Club on Wednesday, the nation buzzed with excitement.

Gillard likely to miss all of this week

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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.

Hawke's beer swilling trumps sports funding, Gillard laments

Hawke, beer and Aussie culture (Thumbnail)

Judith Ireland Former prime minister Bob Hawke may have the answer to current Prime Minister Julia Gillard's political woes: drink more beer.