Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland You can picture the scene. A new day has just dawned in the national capital. The Prime Minister has barely opened an eye - not even had time for a cup of tea - as an adviser hovers nervously: ''PM,...
Judith Ireland For a humble accountant from New England, Barnaby Joyce is no stranger to controversy.
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.