Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd may be busy offering his assistance to the Labor Party, but he is not the only ALP member here to help.
Judith Ireland Irish author and poet Oscar Wilde wrote that ''life imitates art far more than art imitates life'', muses Judith Ireland.
Judith Ireland It's a weird old day when Kevin Rudd is standing up, telling the Labor Party to behave itself. I mean, what has Labor come to when, after a bout of mal-discipline, it is the member for Griffith to...
Judith Ireland Espionage and politics are what you may call first cousins once removed.
Judith Ireland Look one way and cabinet members are denying or not commenting on reports they are rethinking their support for the Prime Minister.
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 Just how much power does Malcolm Turnbull wield over the wild world of Australia's Parliament?
Judith Ireland Nothing can stop HMAS Rudd trawling. Even if he has been banned for two years.
Judith Ireland For almost 18 months, Kevin Rudd has grinned that mile-wide grin of his and borne it.
Judith Ireland Has Christopher Pyne taken up painting by numbers? Is Tony Abbott now having midday spa treatments? Perhaps Julie Bishop is enjoying 12-course lunches with matched wines and petit fours and Warren...
Judith Ireland Robert John Carr has been many things in his 64 years.
On the QT
Judith Ireland It would be fair to say that politics is an insult-heavy game.