Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Labor has accused Tony Abbott of 'crab walking' away from his commitment to deliver a budget surplus in its first year of government, after the Opposition Leader told a community forum that 'all bets...
Judith Ireland The Gillard government is preparing to override Queensland's attempt to change British royal succession laws if the state does not fall into line with the federal approach at the Council of...
Judith Ireland and Sarah-Jane Collins Barnaby Joyce has been preselected as the Nationals candidate for the seat of New England.
Judith Ireland Labor MP Ed Husic says he will not 'tut tut' Simon Crean's assessment of Julia Gillard.
Judith Ireland The average Australian school student would be $4000 better off over the next six years, provided the federal government gets an agreement from the states on its long-awaited school education reforms.
Judith Ireland Barnaby Joyce says he expects the looming battle against Tony Windsor for the northern NSW seat of New England to be ''extremely tough''.
Judith Ireland Western Sydney Labor MP Ed Husic has said he will not 'tut tut' Simon Crean's harsh assessment of Julia Gillard, in which the former Labor leader accused the Prime Minister of having a 'tin ear' for...
Judith Ireland Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop has called on Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr to apologise to the family of Margaret Thatcher, after he remembered some ''unabashedly racist'' comments made by...
Judith Ireland Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop has called on Foreign Minister Bob Carr to apologise to the family of Margaret Thatcher, after he recalled some ''unabashedly racist'' comments made by the...
Judith Ireland The Greens risk losing two Senate spots at the federal election, Christine Milne is concedes.
Judith Ireland Greens leader Christine Milne admits the party faces a tough fight in the September federal election to hold the balance of power in the Senate, with the possibility that senators Sarah Hanson-Young...
Judith Ireland Super fund managers could be forced to disclose how much they earn as part of a push by the Greens to boost transparency in the $1.5 trillion superannuation industry.
Judith Ireland Treasury has conceded that the mining tax looks unlikely to bring it the $2 billion it was forecast to, increasing the pressure on Treasurer Wayne Swan as he tries to find savings before the budget.
Judith Ireland Julia Gillard is expected to announce major changes to her ministerial line-up on Monday, following the leadership ructions last week.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working on major changes to her ministerial line-up in the wake of the leadership spill last week that triggered a series of high-profile resignations.
Judith Ireland The government can't make itself heard, despite a strong economy and agenda.
Judith Ireland Once upon a time, a very senior minister held a press conference.
Judith Ireland The long, low groan you can hear across the country is Australia asking: ''Are we there yet?''
Judith Ireland Look one way and cabinet members are denying or not commenting on reports they are rethinking their support for the Prime Minister.
On the QT
Judith Ireland You don't need a PhD in political genius to know federal Labor is in a special kind of trouble right now.