Judith Ireland is an online political reporter for The National Times, and a columnist for The Canberra Times.
Judith Ireland The long, low groan you can hear across the country is Australia asking: ''Are we there yet?''
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 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 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 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?
Judith Ireland There is a spirit of peace and fresh starts in the air, no? Not only did the Spice Girls reunite for the sake of the Olympic Games, they have also resolved their 15-year feud with rock band Oasis.
Judith Ireland For almost 18 months, Kevin Rudd has grinned that mile-wide grin of his and borne it.
Judith Ireland Robert John Carr has been many things in his 64 years.
Judith Ireland Take a deep and gulpy breath of air. That invigorating, fresh feeling isn't due to the fact that autumn is officially upon us. Or that Australia's clean energy future is only months away.
Judith Ireland Any high school student worth their low-salt playlunch will tell you that some documentation is more reliable than others.
Judith Ireland Senator Carr said the recent incidents such as US soldiers burning copies of the Koran and young people desecrating Commonwealth war graves in Libya could look like ''cultures at war''.
Judith Ireland National Simultaneous Storytime may sound like a parent's worst nightmare, but it is actually an initiative to promote literacy.