Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Anna Burke is set to sit in the Speaker's chair for her first question time this afternoon. But the Labor MP is not watching out for any naughty parliamentarian in particular, preferring to keep an...
Judith Ireland Julia Gillard has told the Labor caucus that the government will step up its campaign to sell the carbon tax and national broadband network after the budget is released.
Judith Ireland The government is fond of calling Tony Abbott ‘‘Dr No’’ but that could change to ‘‘Dr Cross’’ after Julia Gillard opened budget week with a provocative shot at the Opposition Leader.
Judith Ireland The report finds that Mr Thomson used his credit card to procure $5,793 worth of escort services.
Judith Ireland There is a certain ''once more with feeling'' feeling brewing in Canberra.
Judith Ireland Companies such as Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Boral and La Trobe University are among about 250 companies that will pay the carbon tax when it is introduced on July 1.
Judith Ireland Tasmanian vineyard owner Peter Whish-Wilson will replace Bob Brown in the Senate.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard has commissioned a new Defence white paper to be released next year, one year earlier than expected, as the government guaranteed that Australian soldiers would not be...
Judith Ireland Craig Thomson cannot yet distance himself from police investigation into the union's East branch, says the acting national president of the Health Services Union, Chris Brown.
Judith Ireland, Jessica Wright The government is accusing the Coalition of a cover-up over the Peter Slipper affair, after Christopher Pyne this morning altered his account of his dealings with former Slipper staffer James Ashby.
Judith Ireland, Jessica Wright Peter Slipper is being formally investigated by police for misusing his travel entitlements, despite the embattled Speaker's continued insistence that he is innocent.
Judith Ireland Former NSW premier Kristina Keneally says Julia Gillard should dump or "dial back" the carbon tax in a bid to save herself at the next election.
Judith Ireland Tony Windsor has turned the tables on Tony Abbott, saying the Opposition Leader should call a no-confidence motion if he has lost confidence in the Gillard government.
Judith Ireland If you believe the polls, the opposition and some of the media commentary over the past 24 hours, Julia Gillard's government is not just hanging by a thread on the rocks.
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Judith Ireland Senior government ministers have backed the Prime Minister's decision to sideline Craig Thomson and Peter Slipper and are insisting that Julia Gillard will lead Labor to the next election, despite...
Dylan Welch, Judith Ireland THE Cabcharge dockets released by embattled MP Peter Slipper have raised more questions than they have answered, with incomplete and possibly inaccurate information casting doubt on their ability to...
Judith Ireland Peter Slipper appears to have been unusually unlucky when it comes to the electronic payment of his government-funded Cabcharge travel.
Judith Ireland The Coalition says Cabcharge documents produced by Peter Slipper in a bid to clear himself of travel rort claims are not enough to put him back in the Speaker's chair.
Judith Ireland Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has made the extraordinary move of trying to place the Health Services Union's East Branch into administration.