Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
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.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott wants a referendum to be held in May 2017 to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution, but won't commit to a date until he is confident it will succeed.
Michael Gordon The most troubling aspect of the Senate report into the violence that engulfed the Manus Island detention centre in February is not the finding that the government failed to protect asylum seekers...
David Wroe, Michael Gordon Australia could supply uranium and coal to Ukraine in a move that would lessen the eastern European nation's dependence on gas from its neighbour and adversary Russia.
Michael Gordon Australia is now known around the world as the most inhumane, the most uncaring and the most selfish of all the wealthy countries, former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has declared.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott didn't say it, but his Medicare co-payment backdown is a belated admission that a centrepiece of his May budget was unfair to the elderly, to families with young children and the...
Michael Gordon The question for Tony Abbott to ponder over the Christmas break is why, if his government has delivered so substantially on its election commitments, is it being rated so harshly by the electorate.
Michael Gordon Political leaders don't get many chances to admit they were wrong, clear the slate and announce a new direction.
Sarah Whyte and Michael Gordon The Abbott government's plan to introduce temporary protection visas remained in limbo on Thursday as the Senate continued to debate the wide-ranging legislation late into the night.
Michael Gordon, Sarah Whyte Controversial temporary protection visas are closer to being restored as the Palmer United Party has confirmed it will support Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's sweeping migration and maritime...
Sarah Whyte and Michael Gordon In a last minute pitch to the crossbenchers, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said he will increase the humanitarian intake of refugees if they pass the controversial Migration Act that is...
Michael Gordon Immigration minister Scott Morrison is under mounting pressure from crossbench senators to compromise if legislation to restore temporary protection visas is to pass into law next week.