Federal Politics

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

Part of one of "Spik's" paintings.

'Vulnerable' asylum seeker now detained with violent criminals

An asylum seeker who says he still suffers nightmares from the violence at Manus Island more than two years ago has been transferred from a Melbourne detention centre to Christmas Island to share a compound with some of Australia's most violent offenders.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says he had a 'cracker of a meeting' with Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...

Scullion to push justice targets with states

The Turnbull Government will push the states to introduce targets aimed at reducing spiraling Indigenous incarceration levels in a clear demonstration of willingness to improve relations with Aboriginal leaders.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

The dark side of Australia's border protection success

 Amir never had a birth certificate, or a passport, or anything else that provided proof of who he was until he received his P-plate driver's licence after being released from immigration detention on a bridging visa while his claim for refugee status was assessed.

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs is meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm ...

Bring them here, Triggs' plea on asylum seekers

Gillian Triggs has urged Malcolm Turnbull to move quickly to bring asylum seekers who have been held on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia and embrace a suite of new policies to ensure the people smuggling trade does not resume.