Federal Politics

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

The injuries of two Iranian refugees, allegedly bashed by local authorities on Manus Island.

UN 'gravely concerned' about Manus bashing claims

The United Nations has expressed "grave concern" over the treatment of two asylum seekers who say they were savagely beaten by Papua New Guinea police and immigration officials on Manus Island before being arrested on New Year's Eve.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing the resignation of Sussan Ley from his frontbench in Sydney.

Malcolm's perfect storm

Malcolm Turnbull is caught in a perfect storm, his government being assailed for making life harder for the less well off while certain of his ministers are seen to behave like the rich and famous.