Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

Rudd summons fighting spirit in spite of polls

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon An energised Kevin Rudd has pinned his fading hopes of being ''the comeback kid for Australia'' on a confession, a promise and a warning: ''Never, ever underestimate my fighting spirit''.

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Whatever happened to the famous Kevin 07 mojo?

Kevin Rudd

Michael Gordon Rudd has floated a series of unrelated, unfunded and potentially contradictory longer-term ideas.

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Kelty backing for Greens senator

Bill Kelty

Michael Gordon Former unionist Bill Kelty has joined former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser in endorsing Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young in her fight to hold her seat in the Senate.

Fraser, Kelty line up to support embattled Greens senator

Greens Senator Sarah Hason Young.

Michael Gordon Labor Party stalwart joins former Liberal prime minister in endorsing Sarah Hanson-Young.

No way out: Abbott to scrap review of refugees held for security

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Daniel Flitton, Michael Gordon An Abbott government plans to shut down an independent review of ASIO security assessments that have condemned almost 50 refugees – including a mother and her three children – to indefinite detention.

Coalition to axe reviews on refugees

The Age pics for Michael Gordon story about asylum seekers deemed to be security risks by ASIO for insight for 2nd March 2013
Ranjini, husband Ganesh, boys Kumaran, 9, and Kathir, 7. and baby boy Paari, 6 weeks

Daniel Flitton, Michael Gordon Plans to shut down independent review of ASIO assessments that have condemned almost 50.

Refugee topic a no-show

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Comment Michael Gordon The big surprise at the third and final leaders' debate, deep in the heart of western Sydney, was that there wasn't a single question about the issue that is supposed to preoccupy that part of the...

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Predictable debate did neither Kevin Rudd nor Tony Abbott any favours

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Michael Gordon The big surprise at the third and final leaders' debate, deep in the heart of western Sydney, was that there wasn't a single question about asylum seekers.

No entry, wrong way, go back

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Daniel Flitton and Michael Gordon The future for asylum seekers arriving by boat looks bleak no matter who wins government.

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Labor, Coalition targeted in asylum-seeker court challenge

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Michael Gordon and Daniel Flitton A High Court challenge to the government's 'PNG Solution' has been widened to claim the offshore processing plans of both sides of politics are unconstitutional.

Victory in sight, but same slogans on high rotation

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon Sensing victory is now within his grasp, Abbott's task on Sunday was to reassure voters.

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Back to the old way as things get serious

Michael Gordon In the first few weeks after the return of Kevin Rudd to the Labor leadership, the expectations of those who terminated Julia Gillard's prime ministership were transformed by the dramatic jump in the...

Keating still on side of 'angels'

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating speaking at Minister Bill Shorten's Maribyrnong Campaign Launch.

Michael Gordon Paul Keating enters the election fray to endorse Labor economic management and mock the Coalition.

Latest poll a reality check for Labor's victory hopes

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon In the first few weeks after the return of Kevin Rudd to the Labor leadership, the expectations of those who terminated Julia Gillard's prime ministership were transformed by the dramatic jump in the...

UN finds Australia guilty in 150 cases

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Michael Gordon Australia has been found guilty of almost 150 violations of international law over the indefinite detention of 46 refugees in one of the most damning assessments of human rights in this country by a...

Australia violated refugees' human rights, UN says

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Michael Gordon Australia has been found guilty of almost 150 violations of international law over the indefinite detention of 46 refugees.

Young Jesuits remind old boys of core values

Michael Gordon Students have described how political parties' policies are a betrayal of national character, writes Michael Gordon.

Neither landed the knockout blow, but Kevin Rudd won on points

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Michael Gordon ''Does this guy ever shut up?'' If one line demonstrated Tony Abbott's discomfort in the second debate in Brisbane on Wednesday night, that was it.

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People sent offshore will include children

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Photograph taken by Michelle Smith on Saturday 3rd August, 2013.
Immigration minister Tony Burke talks about the Nauru deal.

Michael Gordon The first group of unaccompanied minors will be sent to processing camps on Manus Island or Nauru ''before long'', a defiant Tony Burke declared on Wednesday after seven asylum-seeker families were...

Tony Abbott's old school hits out at asylum seeker stance as 'betraying moral values'

Henry Gallagher at St Ignatius

Michael Gordon Students at St Ignatius' College, Riverview sign a petition telling Opposition Leader to remember the Jesuit values the school taught him.