Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Budget time always reminds one of The Sound of Music.
Judith Ireland The Festival of Dubious Decisions is an ad hoc affair. It's not tied to any particular date, season or location.
On the QT
Judith Ireland If you're a political leader in a precarious position, it can be hard to know what to do.
Judith Ireland The Greens have long prided - and pitched - themselves as being different from the other parties. The question is, how different can they afford to be if they want an extra 400,000 votes.
Judith Ireland Prime Minister Julia Gillard is rousing on the big bad states of Victoria and New South Wales today for not coming to the party on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Judith Ireland Australian politics may be busy trying to out-bizarre itself, but Anthony Albanese has been getting on with the business of government.