Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

No transparency or effort to establish facts about asylum seekers' abuse allegations

Michael Gordon 'Torture at sea' affair now has some of the troubling hallmarks of the 'children overboard' episode, with a twist.

Human rights inquiry into trauma of detention

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Jane Lee and Michael Gordon Hanna's mother had a strategy for protecting her 10-year-old daughter from life in detention and things that would prove hard to forget, and most of the time it worked.

Human Rights Commission boss Gillian Triggs blocked from visiting Nauru

Gillian Triggs

Michael Gordon The Abbott government has blocked a bid by the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, to visit child asylum seekers sent to Nauru under its 'stop the boats' policy.

Tony Abbott will be left to carry the can if SPC closes

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has drawn a line in the sand on industry assistance and taken a punt that SPC Ardmona - not his government - will carry the can if the company stops fruit processing at Shepparton.

Tony Abbott thrusts SPC upgrade back into David Gonski's hands

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Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has drawn a line in the sand on industry assistance and taken a punt that the SPC Ardmona will carry the can if the company stops fruit processing at Shepparton.

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Scott Morrison cracks down on failed asylum seekers and signs contract for 'voluntary' returns

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison

Michael Gordon, Kirsty Needham Several hundred asylum seekers whose claims for refugee status were rejected are being returned to indefinite detention or prepared for imminent deportation under a crackdown by the Abbott government.

Nauru passes law to allow deportation of Australian Rod Henshaw

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Michael Gordon The Nauru government has moved swiftly to deport a long-term resident after rushing through retrospective legislation to allow the removal of 'prohibited immigrants' without any right of appeal.

Tony Abbott's ABC outburst sits uneasily with ideals of a robust democracy

Tony Abbott

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's tirade against the ABC betrays a deeply flawed view of the role of the Australian media in general and the national broadcaster in particular.

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Christmas Island worse than Jordan refugee camp

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Michael Gordon Asylum seekers being held in harsh conditions on Christmas Island are more depressed, scared and anxious than those being housed in the world's second-largest refugee camp, says Greens senator Sarah...

Christmas Island detainees vulnerable: Senator Hanson-Young

Sarah Hanson-Young

Michael Gordon Asylum seekers on Christmas Island are more depressed, scared and anxious than those being housed in the world's second-largest refugee camp, says Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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New Zealand may suspend aid to Nauru in wake of judicial crisis

New Zealand's national flag

Michael Gordon The New Zealand government is considering suspending aid to Nauru following the tiny nation's decision to sack and deport its resident magistrate and force its chief justice into exile.

Expulsion from Nauru false and ridiculous: exiled judge

Peter Law, with his dog Murray, expelled magistrate deported from Nauru pictured at his home at Coogee
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January 21 2014

Michael Gordon Nauru's justification for sacking and deporting its resident magistrate of three years has been branded 'ridiculous, false and defamatory' by the tiny country's exiled Chief Justice and 'outrageous'...

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Nauru blasted for deporting magistrate

Peter Law.

Michael Gordon, Judith Ireland, Daniel Flitton Nauru's justification for sacking and deporting its resident magistrate of three years has been branded ''ridiculous, false and defamatory'' by the tiny country's exiled chief justice and as...

Australian High Commission expresses concerns to Nauru over magistrate's deportation

Nauru

Judith Ireland, Michael Gordon The Australian government has expressed its concerns to Nauru's President Baron Waqa over the deportation of its magistrate Peter Law and cancellation of chief justice Geoffrey Eames' visa, saying...

Nauru law crisis rises, solicitor-general quits

Michael Gordon Nauru's judicial crisis has escalated, with the country's solicitor-general quitting in protest at the sacking and deportation of Nauru's only magistrate and the sidelining of its chief justice on...

Nauru courts crisis a case of 'internal politics': Scott Morrison

Judith Ireland, Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has asked Australia's High Commission in Nauru to find out what will happen to the cases of asylum seekers charged with rioting after Nauru sacked its only...

Courts in crisis as Nauru sacks its only magistrate

Justice

Michael Gordon Nauru's justice system is in disarray and cases against scores of asylum seekers are in limbo after the Nauru government sacked its only magistrate and denied its Australian Chief Justice a visa to...

Bill Shorten is ready to rule and declares Tony Abbott a 'oncer' prime minister

Bill Shorten

Michael Gordon Bill Shorten has branded Tony Abbott a potential 'oncer' prime minister, insisting Labor can win government back at the next election if it stays united.

Nauru sacks its sole magistrate, leaving detainees in limbo

Nauru

Michael Gordon Nauru's justice system is in disarray and cases against scores of asylum seekers are in limbo after the Nauru government sacked its only magistrate and denied its Australian chief justice a visa to...

Asylum seekers left in legal limbo

Justice

Michael Gordon Nauru's justice system is in disarray and cases against scores of asylum seekers are in limbo after the Nauru government sacked its only magistrate and denied its Australian Chief Justice a visa to...