Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
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 With the baby bonus to be scrapped from next March, there are plenty of Australians wondering what it means for them.
On the QT
Judith Ireland You don't need a PhD in political genius to know federal Labor is in a special kind of trouble right now.
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 The long, low groan you can hear across the country is Australia asking: ''Are we there yet?''
Judith Ireland Once upon a time, a very senior minister held a press conference.
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 A hot air balloon crashes into the side of Wayne Swan's department, Canberrans look around, befuddled.
Judith Ireland Coalition MP Andrew Laming has shaken and stirred controversy with his recent tweet, asking if rioters in Logan had done a "day's work".
Judith Ireland Clearly when it comes to Slipper’s ‘‘tainted vote’’ the Coalition just doesn’t feel the need to get away.
Judith Ireland Yesterday, Julia Gillard was crowned a political ''badass'' by the international media - a leader who could teach the world a lesson or two about misogyny.
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 a humble accountant from New England, Barnaby Joyce is no stranger to controversy.
Judith Ireland Character is a big deal within the hallowed halls of Parliament House.
Judith Ireland National Simultaneous Storytime may sound like a parent's worst nightmare, but it is actually an initiative to promote literacy.
Judith Ireland Australian politics may be busy trying to out-bizarre itself, but Anthony Albanese has been getting on with the business of government.
On the QT
Judith Ireland It would be fair to say that politics is an insult-heavy game.
Judith Ireland Robert John Carr has been many things in his 64 years.
Judith Ireland Any high school student worth their low-salt playlunch will tell you that some documentation is more reliable than others.