Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

Parliament to probe Manus Island riot

Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte and David Wroe Asylum seekers will be invited to give their witness accounts of the recent deadly violence on Manus Island to a parliamentary committee that will free public servants and contractors from...

PNG local working for Salvation Army accused of Manus death

Photo of killed asylum seeker Reza Barati that was displayed at the memorial service, held at the Al-Mahdi mosque in the Nabard neighbourhood in South East Tehran, Iran. 27th Feburary, 2014. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Michael Gordon and Matthew Knott A PNG local employed by the Salvation Army has been accused of being a key assailant in the attack that resulted in the death of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati, according to staff employed at the...

Charity worker killed Reza Barati, says insider

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Michael Gordon, Matthew Knott A local person employed by the Salvation Army has been accused of being a key assailant in the attack that led to the death of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati, staff employed at the Manus Island...

ALP elders join preselection brawl

Shadow Minister for Education and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten campaigning for the leadership of the Labor Party at the Clifton Paerk Bowling club in Victoria. 21st September 2013. THE SUNDAY AGE / MAL FAIRCLOUGH

Michael Gordon Bill Shorten faces the first test of his commitment to party reform after ALP elders called on the party's national executive to intervene in a preselection decision that overturned the will of rank...

Coalition stumbles on high moral ground

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Michael Gordon Government's over-reaction exposed hypocrisy of Scott Morrison, and may have provided turning point for Bill Shorten.

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Riot flared as Manus Island refugees realised 'lies were told'

Martin Bowles.

David Wroe, Sarah Whyte and Michael Gordon Deadly clashes on Manus Island last week flared after asylum seekers realised the Australian government was 'lying to them' about plans to resettle them in PNG, migration agent says.

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Deadly clash on Manus Island said to have begun after asylum seekers were told about 'lies'

Immgration and Border Protection Departmental Secretary Martin Bowles.

David Wroe, Sarah Whyte, Michael Gordon The deadly clashes on Manus Island last week flared after asylum seekers realised the Australian government was ''lying to them'' about plans to resettle them in Papua New Guinea, a migration agent...

Scott Morrison's comments and conduct need examination

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Michael Gordon Scott Morrison's conduct should now be the subject of the inquiry he has commissioned into the chaos and carnage that unfolded on Manus Island last week.

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Scott Morrison should be put in the dock

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon Scott Morrison's own conduct should now be the subject of the inquiry he has commissioned into the chaos and disaster that unfolded on Manus Island last week.

How the politics of payback snared cabinet confidentiality

Andrew Dyson for Saturday Feb 22, 2014.

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's on a collision course with a fundamental principle of our system of government.

Manus Island: The cell that Immigration did not want you to see

Immigration Department official tries to block Fairfax photographing Lt General Angus Campbell as he visits the squalid Manus Island Police station prison where six asylum seekers were locked up for 48 hours.

Rory Callinan, Michael Gordon They are the squalid, inhumane jail conditions for asylum seekers that the Australian Immigration Department does not want anyone to see.

Battle brews over release of cabinet papers to royal commission on home insulation scheme

George Brandis.

Michael Gordon Abbott government will make cabinet documents from former government available to the royal commission into the abandoned home insulation scheme.

Manus Island tragedy: In too deep?

Matt Golding.

Michael Gordon and Sarah Whyte As Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Tony Abbott see it, there is but one result that counts - whether they have ''stopped the boats'' - and all the evidence suggests they are on track to deliver it

Neck of asylum seeker killed on Manus Island 'had been cut'

Reza Berati.

Michael Gordon and Judith Ireland Iranian man who died during violent clashes on Manus Island this week suffered a cut to the neck and head injuries, according to an employee at the detention centre who was with him before he died.

Manus Island violence: interpreter claims detainees attacked by locals, 'There was blood everywhere'

Azita Bokan.

Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte Papua New Guinea locals employed by security guards at the Manus Island detention centre attacked asylum seekers with machetes, knives and rocks, an interpreter employed by the Australian Immigration...

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Armed PNG locals behind vicious attack on Manus Island

Azita Bokan.

Michael Gordon and Sarah Whyte PNG locals employed by security guards at the Manus Island detention centre attacked asylum seekers with machetes, knives and rocks, an interpreter employed by the Immigration Department has claimed.

Stop transfers until we have answers

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Michael Gordon Tony Abbott should immediately suspend transfers to Manus Island until a credible and comprehensive inquiry determines what caused the chain of events that led to the death of one asylum seeker and...

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Analysis

Demonising and secrecy must stop, Mr Abbott

Michael Gordon The apparent delivery of the first of Tony Abbott's three-word promises as Prime Minister is being undermined by a lack of accountability that is unsustainable.

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Cards falling for Abbott, but it's early days

Michael Gordon First blood to Tony Abbott. After a faltering first three months, the Coalition has reclaimed the ascendancy and Bill Shorten is suddenly under pressure.

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Analysis

Tony Abbott credits Paul Keating for Aboriginal policy inspiration

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has delivered the most powerful, heartfelt and gracious speech of his short prime ministership, crediting political opponent Paul Keating with responsibility for his 'watershed moment' on...