Federal Politics

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

The Guardian's "Nauru files" represented the biggest leak of information about Australia's offshore detention network to ...

Call summit on Nauru, Manus, PM urged

Malcolm Turnbull had been urged to convene a summit to consider ways to end the ordeal of around 2000 asylum seekers who have been in limbo on Nauru and Manus Island for more than three years.

Bill Shorten has urged Malcolm Turnbull to stick to his own views on same-sex marriage.

Testing times for both leaders

Marriage equality will be the first test of Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull's commitment to find common ground in the new Parliament.

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis

Coalition, Hawks - nothing in common

Let's rewind the clock. It's the Tuesday before polling day and Tony Nutt, Malcolm Turnbull's campaign director, rings his Labor counterpart with an offer George Wright could not refuse: a final leaders' debate on prime time TV.

Michael Gordon

Morrison, Bishop hobble PM's mea culpa

Listen to Scott Morrison and Julie Bishop and the explanation for the Coalition's disastrous election result is all down to Labor telling a lie about Medicare and the gullible voters falling for it.


Turnbull faces superannuation backlash

Malcolm Turnbull is coming under massive pressure from within to recast the superannuation changes he took to the election amid widespread anger and despair in Liberal ranks over his election campaign.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and wife Lucy after casting their votes in Sydney on Saturday.

Worst kind of victory looms for Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull is facing the worst kind of win, where the Coalition is returned with the most seats, but his authority is weakened, his internal critics are emboldened and his agenda is imperilled.