Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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.
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 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 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 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 Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.
Judith Ireland Thirteen bodies have been sighted after an asylum seeker boat carrying about 55 people sank near Christmas Island.
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...
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 JAMIE BAILEY makes the trip to the Australian War Memorial each year for Remembrance Day.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Jessica Wright, Judith Ireland Health Services Union leader Jeff Jackson used union funds to pay for flights for his assistant and their partners to the wedding of one of their organisers, a damning Fair Work Australia report has...
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.