Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

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

PM signals powerful union probe

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.

Tony Abbott accused of breaking promise on pension age

Abbott

James Massola, Anna Patty, Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland The Abbott government is actively considering raising the pension age to 70 and changing indexation arrangements for the payments in the budget.

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.

Former Democrats leader Janet Powell dies

Janet Powell as leader of the Australian Democrats.

Judith Ireland Former Australian Democrats leader Janet Powell has died, aged 71.

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

Cash

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...

Soldier dies of truck crash injuries

Sapper Jordan Ronald Penpraze

Dylan Welch and Judith Ireland A soldier has died as a result of a truck crash at a Sydney army barracks earlier this week, as New South Wales police and Defence continue to probe the cause of the accident.

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.