Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

Indigenous Coalition MP Ken Wyatt breaks ranks on race law moves

Michael Gordon, Political Editor Indigenous Coalition MP Ken Wyatt has spoken out against the repeal of legislation making it unlawful to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate on the grounds of race or ethnicity.

Immigration apologises to thousands for asylum seeker security breach

Immgration and Border Protection Departmental Secretary Martin Bowles appeared before a Senate Estimates hearing at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 25 February 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

Michael Gordon The Immigration Department has apologised to thousands of asylum seekers detained across Australia for a security breach that saw their personal details able to be accessed online.

Series of failings on case of red alert 'terrorist' housed 'behind pool fence'

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Michael Gordon He was branded a convicted Egyptian jihadist terrorist and the fact that he was housed in a low-security facility for asylum seekers behind a pool fence was described as a "grave breach" of national...

Analysis

Befuddled Julie Bishop confuses the facts over Sovereign Borders

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop addresses the media during a press conference at Parlaiment House in Canberra on Monday 11 November 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Michael Gordon Julie Bishop must have left her briefing notes behind when she confronted a BBC journalist who accused her government of operating a kind of ''Guantanamo Bay'' for asylum seekers on Nauru and Papua...

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Visa freeze reinstated for refugees who arrive by boat

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Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte The Abbott government has re-introduced a controversial freeze on granting protection visas to refugees who arrive by boat on the eve of a High Court challenge on behalf of a 15-year-old Ethiopian...

Canberra refuses to release report on ABC funding

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Michael Gordon The Abbott government has refused to release a report that supported more funding for the ABC, insisting it would breach the cabinet confidentiality of the Howard government.

Manus Island inquiry: Asylum seekers and camp staff to have their say

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

Parliament to probe Manus Island riot

Scott Morrison

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...

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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