Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon High Court challenge claims policy is invalid and in breach of Australia's international treaty obligations.
Michael Gordon The question could hardly have been more straightforward. It concerned a basic fact about Tony Abbott's signature policy for this election - a policy that is so well established that it was put by...
Judith Ireland, Michael Gordon and Daniel Flitton Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has brushed off news of a legal challenge to his Papua New Guinea plan for asylum seekers, saying he foreshadowed a challenge to the policy when he announced it in July.
Michael Gordon The message to Rudd from Keating, based on his experience in 1993, is that it's not too late. But this invites another question: is Rudd as good as Keating?
Michael Gordon If you arrived as a refugee between August 13 last year and this July, your prosepcts are bleak.
Michael Gordon One of Scott Morrison's more contentious observations on Friday was that asylum seekers in the community on bridging visas would be among the most enthusiastic about a Kevin Rudd victory on September...
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Kevin Rudd has for the first time claimed demonstrable success for his PNG solution.
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Kevin Rudd has for the first time claimed demonstrable success for his Papua New Guinea solution but appears to have inflated the extent to which the flow of boats has dropped.
Michael Gordon Barack Obama's explanation for doing well in the second of three debates with Mitt Romney before last year's presidential election was frank.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott took one big lesson out of his only previous debate with Kevin Rudd in March of 2010 - that he had to appeal to the wider audience and avoid being too negative.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott took one big lesson out of his only previous debate with Kevin Rudd back in March of 2010 – that he had to appeal to the wider audience and avoid being too negative.
Michael Gordon, Tony Wright and Jacqueline Maley Behind the principal ringmasters in this election campaign are teams that work in shifts, know how to exploit social media and exude the killer instinct.
Michael Gordon The honeymoon is over. If Kevin Rudd is to be returned as Prime Minister on September 7, he has to win this campaign and win it well, starting with Sunday's leaders' debate.
Michael Gordon Reducing the extremely high rates of indigenous incarceration to be priority regardless of who wins.
Michael Gordon As a boxer at Oxford University, Tony Abbott adopted the approach of a whirling dervish.
Michael Gordon This will be a campaign like no other. Never before has a prime minister opened his campaign by inviting his opponent to join him in weekly debates until polling day, starting on day one.
Michael Gordon Never before has PM announced election on social media or included a plea for donations in opening statement.
Michael Gordon Bring it on! There is now no good reason for Kevin Rudd to delay calling the election that, whatever the result, will draw a line under one of the most dispiriting, and viciously contested, periods...
Michael Gordon The Greens would strip away all deterrents from refugee policy and aim to stop deaths at sea by dramatically increasing Australia's refugee intake and boosting the capacity of the United Nations...
Michael Gordon Once again, the major parties are sniping at each other's version of what is essentially the same policy to stop the boats – and giving the people smugglers a free kick.