Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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 A hot air balloon crashes into the side of Wayne Swan's department, Canberrans look around, befuddled.
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 YOU would think that in the current climate, MPs would vigorously avoid saying anything that could possibly be construed as criticism of Julia Gillard's private life.
Judith Ireland Just how much power does Malcolm Turnbull wield over the wild world of Australia's Parliament?