Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.
Judith Ireland A Swedish diplomat who led a rescue operation to save nearly 100,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary has been recognised as the first honorary Australian citizen.
Judith Ireland ''I owe everything to Australia but I owe my life to Raoul Wallenberg,'' said Frank Vajda, recalling the Swedish diplomat, and now first ''honorary Australian citizen'', who saved his life during...
Judith Ireland The federal government has announced $2.8 billion worth of cuts to the university sector in order to free up funds for its Gonski school reforms.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working on major changes to her ministerial line up but won't confirm if more firings are imminent.
Judith Ireland and Deborah Snow THE International Security Assistance Force in Kabul has confirmed that it is investigating ''possible allegations of civilian casualties'' involving Australian forces in Afghanistan.
Judith Ireland Two customs officers have been arrested by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly importing pseudoephedrine through Sydney Airport.
Judith Ireland Pope Benedict XVI's decision to step away from the Popemobile was met with surprise as well as understanding around the world. If one can't retire at 85, how could there possibly be a God?
Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland ON Wednesday, for three sweet seconds, Ita Buttrose was named the 2013 Australian of the Year. And now she’s not again.
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.
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.
Judith Ireland JAMIE BAILEY makes the trip to the Australian War Memorial each year for Remembrance Day.
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.
Dan Harrison, Judith Ireland THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has pulled out of speaking at the Australian Christian Lobby's national conference after its leader suggested a homosexual ''lifestyle'' was more hazardous to...
Daniel Flitton, Judith Ireland Australia has joined an international diplomatic offensive to protest against the Syrian regime's brutal crackdown on civilians, delivering a 72-hour ultimatum for the country's top envoy to leave...
Daniel Flitton and Judith Ireland FOREIGN Affairs Minister Bob Carr says he is open to discussions about military intervention in Syria but said it would need to be discussed ''very thoroughly'' and that there were significant...
Judith Ireland Former prime minister Bob Hawke may have the answer to current Prime Minister Julia Gillard's political woes: drink more beer.
Judith Ireland Therese Rein is happy doing what she's doing — just like her husband Kevin Rudd.
Judith Ireland The Hyperbole is a Canberra institution. Not because it's the biggest place to shop in Tuggeranong but because it's the lifeblood of the political day.
Judith Ireland Prime ministers are just like other humans - no really.