Judith Ireland is a national political reporter, The Pulse blogger and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Tim Wilson's appointment as human rights commissioner could lead to cuts to a program on school bullying as the Australian Human Rights Commission accommodates his six-figure salary without any extra...
Judith Ireland Disability advocates argue Coalition is pulling 'wrong levers' to get more people into jobs.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
Judith Ireland Former governor-general William Deane has asked Australians to have more understanding and compassion for asylum seekers who risk their lives to come to Australia.
Gareth Hutchens, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested using ''truancy officers'' to ensure that all indigenous children go to school.
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...
Judith Ireland People cut off from their homes or without electricity not eligible in first round of disaster payments.
Judith Ireland Former Australian Democrats leader Janet Powell has died, aged 71.
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.
Noel Towell and Judith Ireland The public service is expected to rip out $600 million a year from its budget for three years without forced redundancies, according to the federal government.
Judith Ireland Bianca Hall Fiji has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Rudd government over its plans to resettle asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea.
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.
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 Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is standing by Liberal candidate Mal Brough, despite calls for the former Howard minister to be disendorsed after his fund-raiser used a menu that made lewd jokes about...
Judith Ireland Concerns are held for another asylum seeker boat, which is believed to be missing off the coast of Cocos Islands.
Judith Ireland Thirteen bodies have been sighted after an asylum seeker boat carrying about 55 people sank near Christmas Island.
Judith Ireland Espionage and politics are what you may call first cousins once removed.
ON THE QT
Judith Ireland You have to feel for Anna Burke. Is there a more tedious job in Australia than being parliamentary Speaker?
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.
Judith Ireland Budget day in Canberra is a time-honoured tradition. It's a festival of lock-ups, leaks and scurrying about.