Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

ASIO to review security findings against detainees

Michael Gordon The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is reviewing adverse security assessments of four refugees being held in indefinite detention after receiving fresh information from the independent...

ASIO reviews its call on four refugees

ASIO Building

Michael Gordon The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is reviewing adverse security assessments of four refugees being held in indefinite detention after receiving fresh information from the independent...

Tony Abbott expected to visit Indonesia

Tony Abbott

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott is expected to visit Jakarta in the coming days after taking a call from Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono late on Tuesday evening.

Julia Gillard to end self-imposed exile at two public forums

Gillard

Michael Gordon Julia Gillard is set to end her public silence in an interview with journalist Anne Summers at public forums at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Town Hall in the next few weeks.

The party's over Kevin Rudd

The Legends Room at the Brisbane Cricket Ground where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will host the ALP election night event in Brisbane on Saturday 7 September 2013.

Michael Gordon About 10 days before Kevin Rudd called the election, he presented Labor strategists with the right slogan for the wrong assignment, one he had developed in discussion with the creative force behind...

Now search begins for leader to guide lost in the wilderness

Bill Shorten

Mark Kenny, Michael Gordon, Judith Ireland Bill Shorten could become Labor's new leader within days.

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This party's over Kevin Rudd

A Kevin Rudd poster remains at the empty ALP Election night function at 11.17pm in Brisbane on 7 August 2013 Election 2013 Photo: Andrew Meares

Michael Gordon After a well-timed interval, insiders say the former PM should go, writes Michael Gordon

Shorten likely to take up the baton as party licks its wounds

Bill Shorten

Mark Kenny, Michael Gordon, Judith Ireland Bill Shorten could become Labor's new leader within days after the Rudd government's humiliating defeat.

Analysis

Triumph, now time to deliver

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives to deliver his victory speech on September 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Liberal-National Coalition leader Tony Abbott was elected Prime Minister in a landslide victory over Labor leader Kevin Rudd, bringing the conservative party to power for the first time in six years.  (Photo by Rob Griffith-Pool/Getty Images)

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has been given an emphatic mandate to put his stamp on the nation and - if he delivers on promise of ''grown-up government'' - the very real prospect of governing for at least two terms.

Labor experiment fails as Abbott grasps mandate

Michael Gordon.

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has been given an emphatic mandate to put his stamp on the nation and - if he delivers on his promise of ''grown-up government'' - the very real prospect of governing for at least two...

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Knives already out as Labor bleeds

Kevin Rudd.

Jonathan Swan, Michael Gordon Kevin Rudd has been urged to leave the Parliament after announcing that, in order to give the party a ‘‘fresh start’’, he will not re-contest the Labor leadership.

Final poll shows no good news for Labor

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon The only question left hanging from the final Herald/Nielsen Poll of the campaign is not who will win, but how big a victory Tony Abbott will secure.

For the Coalition, it seems all over, bar the shouting

Michael Gordon.

Michael Gordon The only question left hanging from the final Age/Nielsen Poll of the campaign is not who will win, but how big a victory Tony Abbott will secure.

Greg Combet slams Tony Abbott's climate change, workplace policies

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 5 June 2013.

Michael Gordon Concern that Tony Abbott could win control of the Senate has driven former cabinet minister Greg Combet to make a late entry to the election campaign to attack Coalition policies on workplace...

Policy clarity still short on ground

Michael Gordon.

Michael Gordon Politics is about choices and Abbott's decided it's more important to build roads at home than help abroad.

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Greens cash in on asylum-seeker backlash

Senator Christine Milne and Adam Bandt MP campaigning at the Victoria Market. 21 August 2013.
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Michael Gordon The Greens are claiming a surge in support from voters disaffected with the stance of both major parties on asylum seekers and have launched an advertising campaign to highlight it.

Rudd calm in fight of his life

Kevin Rudd.

Michael Gordon Kevin Rudd believes he is fighting a war on two fronts against Tony Abbott and the Murdoch empire.

Approaching the summit

Tony Abbott.

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott believes he is ready to rule.

ALP ditched by many Queenslanders in Gillard era

Ballot box

Michael Gordon The most ominous finding for Labor in today's Age-Nielsen Poll of Queensland voters isn't that Kevin Rudd is well behind in his home state, with a primary vote that is less than was the case in the...

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Anti-boats policy is working, says Burke

BRISBANE. NEWS. SUN-HERALD/BRISBANE TIMES.
Photograph taken by Michelle Smith on Saturday 3rd August, 2013.
Immigration minister Tony Burke talks about the Nauru deal.

Michael Gordon The Rudd government is claiming victory over the people smugglers with its hardline policy.

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