Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland

Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.

Joyce to challenge Windsor

Judith Ireland Queensland senator Barnaby Joyce has been preselected as the Nationals candidate for the seat of New England, setting up a battle with independent MP Tony Windsor and potentially paving the way for...

University sector to be hit in Gonski reforms

Craig Emerson

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.

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.

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.

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.

Decline in 457 visa abuse casts doubt on crackdown

Daniel Hurst, Judith Ireland The number of employers found to have abused the foreign worker visa program has steadily declined over the past three years, casting serious doubts about the rationale behind the Gillard...

Ending ALP waste will finance tax cuts - Hockey

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 5 February 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Judith Ireland The Coalition has hit back at Labor claims that families would pay higher income tax and lose payments worth thousands of dollars a year under an Abbott government, saying the ''reality is the...

Army probe into Afghan 'incident' after claims that two children died

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.

Libs give leading fund-raiser water board role

Nicholas Anthony Di Girolamo from Australian Water Holdings, outside his home in Henley, Sydney.14th December 2012Photo: Wolter PeetersThe Sydney Morning Herald

Sean Nicholls, Linton Besser, Judith Ireland A PROMINENT Liberal Party figure known for his fund-raising prowess, Nick di Girolamo, was appointed to a $100,000 position on the board of a state-owned corporation by the NSW government last year.

Future Fund gives the flick to tobacco shares

Judith Ireland, Dan Harrison THE Future Fund will drop tobacco producers from its investment portfolio.

Parliament's little games so taxing for the PM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Treasurer Wayne.

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?

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Two customs officers arrested in latest drug sting

CUSTOMS

Judith Ireland Two customs officers have been arrested by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly importing pseudoephedrine through Sydney Airport.

All the better to see the opposition with

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

Judith Ireland, Shelly Horton WHEN the Prime Minister took to the stage at the National Press Club on Wednesday, the nation buzzed with excitement.

Iemma in frame as McClelland decides to bring down curtain

Morris Iemma

Daniel Hurst, Sean Nicholls, Judith Ireland THE former federal attorney-general and prominent Kevin Rudd supporter Robert McClelland is to retire from federal politics.

New threat to offshore processing

Manus Island camp.

Bianca Hall and Judith Ireland Papua New Guinea's Opposition Leader alleges asylum seekers are being held illegally.

Proposed law leaves intersex 'vulnerable'

Picture of Gina Wilson who is president of Organistion Intersex International Australia. She is a long time intersex advocate. For story by Judith Ireland. Picture by Dean Sewell.

Judith Ireland THE federal government's proposed anti-discrimination laws leave intersex people vulnerable to discrimination, advocates say.

Intersex concerns on human rights bill

Gender. Man. WOman. sexes

Judith Ireland The federal government's proposed anti-discrimination laws leave intersex people vulnerable to discrimination, according to advocates.

Ita, Australian of the Year for seconds

Ita Buttrose

Jonathan Swan and Judith Ireland On Wednesday, for three sweet seconds, Ita Buttrose was named the 2013 Australian of the Year.

Now you see it, now you don't: Ita's missing win

Buttrose

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.

Greens go out on a limb, but will it hold them?

Christine Milne(Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens) , Lee Rhiannon ( Greens senator).

Judith Ireland When the Greens senator Lee Rhiannon hit ''send'' on a tweet this week, congratulating the activist Jonathan Moylan for his hoax against Whitehaven Coal, the Twittersphere held its breath.