Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon in Broome Roy Wiggan has a blunt message for those contemplating the withdrawal of services to scores of Aboriginal outstations in remote Western Australia.
Patrick Dodson's heartfelt plea to Tony Abbott: Change course on indigenous policy before it's too late
Michael Gordon 'Father of reconciliation' Patrick Dodson says Australia's relationship with Aboriginals is at the crossroads.
Michael Gordon Bill Shorten has urged Tony Abbott to convene a meeting with Indigenous leaders to inject momentum into the push for Constitution recognition and consider new approaches to closing the gap in...
'I'm sorry I voted for him': Outstation residents angry at Tony Abbott over 'lifestyle choices' comments
Michael Gordon "He's got a cheek, that Tony Abbott!" says Lillian Lawford, standing in front of the steel-framed house she shares with husband Keith in a tiny community called Red Soil deep in the Dampier Peninsula.
Michael Gordon Where the Prime Minister is dangerously wrong is to reduce a complex question to a glib sound bite.
Dan Harrison, Michael Gordon The Abbott government has proclaimed "a new relationship of engagement" with Indigenous Australia.
Michael Gordon Australian of the Year Rosie Batty is poised to back a call by Labor leader Bill Shorten for a national crisis summit on violence against women to be convened as a matter of urgency.
Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte A senior government senator has continued to attack Gillian Trigg's over the Human Rights Commission's report on children in immigration detention despite admitting he had not read the report.
Michael Gordon Coalition MPs inclined to give Tony Abbott more time to recover now have a strong argument to back their instincts and resist any move to topple him this week.
Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte The Abbott government has been accused of breaching the criminal code by offering Gillian Triggs an incentive to resign as president of the Human Rights Commission.
Michael Gordon The understatement came from Senator George Brandis after hours of a heated, vitriolic and at times tawdy inquisition. "I can't unscramble the egg," the Attorney-General conceded.
Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte Allegations that the Abbott government breached the criminal code by offering Gillian Triggs an incentive to resign as president the Australian Human Rights Commission are likely to be referred to...
Michael Gordon When Tony Abbott rises in Parliament to make his statement on national security next Monday, he should begin by answering the grave questions raised in his provocative weekend video.
Revealed: Abbott government tried to remove Gillian Triggs as head of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Michael Gordon The Abbott government sought the resignation of the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs two weeks before it launched an extraordinary attack on the commission over its...
Michael Gordon The first response of the Abbott government to the most comprehensive inquiry conducted into children in immigration detention was to bury it by delaying its release until late on the last possible...
Sarah Whyte, Michael Gordon Hundreds of cases of assault against children and more than 30 incidences of child sexual assault have occurred in Australian-run immigration detention centres, a new report has found.
Michael Gordon and Dan Harrison Bipartisan consensus on Indigenous policy ruptured on Wednesday when several Coalition MPs walked out on a speech by Labor leader Bill Shorten calling on the government to reverse $500 million in...
Michael Gordon A shaken and chastened Tony Abbott has vowed to transform almost every aspect of the way he governs in a bid to regain the confidence of voters after the majority of his backbench supported a spill...
Michael Gordon To say Tony Abbott has been placed on notice is an understatement. One more serious misstep will hasten the demise that seems inevitable
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott can see his support slipping away and Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to stake his claim.