Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
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.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott enters this leadership crisis in a stronger position than those who would replace him for one simple reason: he has a plan to hold his job and they don't have a plan to snatch it.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's fading hopes of retaining the prime ministership hinge on which of two unpalatable options his colleagues are prepared to gamble on in the coming days, weeks or possibly months.
Michael Gordon One day after Tony Abbott interrupted his holiday to defend his government's revamped Medicare rebate, his new health minister has terminated hers to dump it altogether.
Michael Gordon The head of Australia's human rights watchdog has vowed to continue to investigate complaints against the government without fear or favour after Tony Abbott branded a recent decision "pretty...
Sarah Whyte, Michael Gordon Tensions on Manus are rising as refugees stage a hunger strike, and are chanting that they are not safe in or out of the centre.
Michael Gordon One certainty is that Tony Abbott will be as inconspicuous in the Queensland state campaign as he was in Victoria, writes Michael Gordon.
Michael Gordon Beyond the question of just what has been achieved by using a royal commission to pursue Julia Gillard is one that will not be answered for a decade or two.
Michael Gordon The starting point for any reflection on the tragedy that unfolded in the heart of Sydney is perspective - that this was a terrible crime committed by a sick individual, acting alone.