Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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.
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hosed down suggestions he has described Rupert Murdoch as a ‘‘demented plutocrat,’’ arguing the News Corp head is the ‘‘most normal’’ media mogul he knows.
Judith Ireland Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed further deregulation of the media industry as he praised media mogul Rupert Murdoch as the ''most normal'' proprietor he knows.
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...
Judith Ireland, James Massola The head of the Australian Electoral Commission, Ed Killesteyn, has quit after the bungled West Australian Senate election.
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.
Judith Ireland Australians are enthusiastic about commemorating the Anzac centenary, but they also appear to be fond of leaving things until the last minute.
Judith Ireland Australians are enthusiastic about commemorating the Anzac Day centenary but they also appear to be fond of leaving things until the last minute.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
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,...
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...
Gareth Hutchens, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school.
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.
Judith Ireland Former Australian Democrats leader Janet Powell has died, aged 71.
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.
James Robertson, Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Tony Burke says the government's PNG resettlement policy is working, despite recent boat arrivals including one in which five people are believed to have drowned on Tuesday.
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.
Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland An Abbott government would dump the baby bonus entirely - even the reduced, means-tested payments proposed by Labor, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has said.