Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Refugees released into Nauru community on temporary visas, but will be refused settlement in Australia
Michael Gordon, Lisa Cox More than 20 months after the Nauru processing centre was re-opened, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that the first asylum seekers have been released into the local community after...
Michael Gordon Residents of Nauru have been invited to become part of a ''buddy system'' to help asylum seekers - whose refugee claims are accepted - adapt to life out of detention.
Michael Gordon The Greens will attempt to force a vote in the Senate on plans to resettle in Cambodia refugees whose claims for protection are recognised on Nauru - and is challenging Labor to block any deal.
Michael Gordon The Greens will attempt to force a vote in the Senate on plans to resettle in Cambodia refugees whose claims for protection are recognised on Nauru and is challenging Labor to block any deal.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has stumbled in his attempts to sell his budget, asserting wrongly that the Howard government "took a big hit in the polls too" after delivering its first budget in 1996.
Michael Gordon The broken promise that has inflicted massive and potentially irreparable damage on Tony Abbott was made after the Coalition trounced Labor at last year's election, not before.
David Wroe and Michael Gordon Security company G4S warned the Immigration Department before the Manus Island riots that police in Papua New Guinea were dangerously unpredictable and could start shooting in an emergency.
Michael Gordon Bill Shorten’s blunt message for Tony Abbott in his budget reply is that he intends to be every bit as negative as the man whose negativity tore down two prime ministers and a government.
Daniel Flitton, Michael Gordon Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on Nauru to “uphold fundamental values of a robust democracy” after the government on the tiny Pacific nation moved to censure dissenting MPs.
Michael Gordon Phase one of Tony Abbott's strategy to sell the budget is to deny, point blank, that it is based on the deceit of broken promises made before last year's election.
Heath Aston and Michael Gordon An overwhelming majority of ethnic and community groups oppose the Abbott government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
Michael Gordon The head of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council has warned that the debate over race hate laws could derail the push for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians.
Michael Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s insistence that Papua New Guinea has agreed to resettle all Manus Island-based asylum seekers found to be refugees has been undermined for the second time...
Michael Gordon Plans to abolish scrutiny of national security legislation by an independent monitor face defeat in the Senate.
Michael Gordon The Greens have targeted the big banks, big miners and big polluters in a reponse to the National Commission of Audit that they say would raise almost $80 billion without hurting ordinary Australians.
Sarah Whyte, Michael Gordon Disturbing allegations of regular beatings, racist slurs and unwanted sexual advances by G4S guards on Manus Island have been made by a former Salvation Army worker.
Michael Gordon Planned changes to race hate laws will embolden bigots, disempower the vulnerable and set back the cause of reconciliation and closing the gap, the indigenous leader most admired by Prime Minister...
Michael Gordon and Anna Patty Labor Party elder and reform campaigner John Faulkner will be replaced under the NSW ALP factions-controlled system of preselections that he has long criticised as undemocratic.
Michael Gordon Lawyers acting for asylum seekers who say they witnessed the killing of Reza Barati at the Manus Island detention centre in February have launched a High Court action to have them placed in...
Michael Gordon Labor Party elder and reform campaigner John Faulkner has announced his will not seek another term in the Senate when the party's New South Wales branch calls for nominations on Friday.