Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

Education Minister Christopher Pyne gets in a muddle over student loans

Christopher Pyne

Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne has confused the debate about proposed increases to university fees by appearing to contradict the government's own website over who will be affected by the budget...

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

Abbott

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...

Education: Christopher Pyne's move to review curriculum dubbed a political stunt

Education minister Christopher Pyne

Josephine Tovey, Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne's decision to review the national education curriculum is an attempt to score ''cheap political points'' and ignores years of work to draft the existing document,...

Gillard prepares ministerial reshuffle

julia gillard

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.

Abuse inquiry draws out victims

Child

Judith Ireland Victims groups are bracing for a flood of people wanting to give evidence about child sexual abuse, as the royal commission holds its first sitting in Melbourne this week.

Flood of tales for abuse inquiry

Child abuse.

Judith Ireland Victims groups are bracing for a flood of people wanting to give evidence about child sexual abuse, as the royal commission holds its first sitting in Melbourne this week.

Missing Holocaust hero honoured with Australian citizenship

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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.

Australian honour for Holocaust hero

Raoul Wallenberg

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...

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.

What to give a prince who may have it all? Kevin Rudd gifts bilby enclosure honour

Lester the Bilby.

Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd has upped the ante on the Royal gift front, announcing the new ''bub'' will not only get a toy bilby but a free pass to Taronga Zoo, among other acts to honour his birth.

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Asylum seeker stalemate continues despite Malaysia tragedy

Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison.

Judith Ireland The latest boat disaster has done nothing to change the stalemate between the government and opposition on asylum seekers.

Report slams union bosses for failures

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...