Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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 The Festival of Dubious Decisions is an ad hoc affair. It's not tied to any particular date, season or location.
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?
Judith Ireland Nothing can stop HMAS Rudd trawling. Even if he has been banned for two years.
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.