Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Democratic Labor Party senator John Madigan will give away his parliamentary pay increase to provide training equipment to school students.
Judith Ireland, Jonathan Swan Ford has been asked to contribute to a multimillion-dollar ''readjustment'' program.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been named in a list of the most powerful women in the world, behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Beyonce but in front of Queen Elizabeth and actress Angelina...
Judith Ireland The Coalition has signalled it may break up the Australian Taxation Office if it wins government, to ensure a "more independent" resolution to tax disputes.
Judith Ireland Shadow assistant treasurer Mathias Cormann has dismissed comments from Treasury head Martin Parkinson that his department does not tailor numbers to the government, arguing "you wouldn't expect him...
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.
Jonathan Swan, Judith Ireland An Abbott government would dump the baby bonus altogether - even the reduced, means-tested payments proposed by Labor, Joe Hockey has said.
Marissa Calligeros, Judith Ireland and James Robertson Kevin Rudd has denied hiding his true beliefs about same-sex marriage while he was prime minister, saying his current stance was the result of a ''personal journey''.
Judith Ireland Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne is urging NSW to pull out of its Gonski education deal with the federal government, saying Premier Barry O'Farrell has been ''conned''.
Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's chief of staff has been booked for drink-driving.
Judith Ireland With the baby bonus to be scrapped from next March, there are plenty of Australians wondering what it means for them.
Judith Ireland Legislation to fund DisabilityCare Australia has passed federal parliament.
Judith Ireland Craig Thomson has rejected perceptions that the ALP’s NSW general secretary Sam Dastyari was trying to ‘‘induce’’ him to stand for Labor preselection in Dobell to collect a redundancy payout.
Judith Ireland Budget time always reminds one of The Sound of Music.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard has choked back tears in Parliament while introducing legislation for an increase in the Medicare levy to help cover DisabilityCare costs.
Judith Ireland Mining magnate Clive Palmer appears to have hit another a hurdle in trying to register his own party before the federal election.
Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the federal government cannot claim bipartisanship on the coming local government referendum as it has not yet released the wording of its proposal.
Judith Ireland Clive Palmer's new party has officially lodged its application to register with the Australian Electoral Commission on the last possible day to register before the federal election.
Judith Ireland Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has expressed reservations about the forthcoming local government referendum, saying the government has not done enough work to get a ''yes vote''.
Judith Ireland At first glance, an independent country MP known for his no-frills approach and a billionaire mining magnate who wants to rebuild the Titanic may not seem to have much in common.