Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's engagement with intoxicated adults and kids out late in Arnhem Land was short on fanfare and big on intention.
Michael Gordon As Gapirri Yunupingu-Collins sat at the bedside of his gravely-ill and famous father, Galarrwuy, at a Darwin hospital earlier this year, the idea began to take hold. It was time to come home.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has declined to endorse Noel Pearson's new direction on recognition of indigenous Australians as Aboriginal leaders express alarm that the move could fracture indigenous consensus on the...
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten have met privately and resolved to work together to maximise the prospects of the referendum recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution.
Michael Gordon and David Wroe Tony Abbott is set to interrupt his week-long stay in remote East Arnhem Land to farewell air force personnel headed for combat operations in Iraq on Thursday.
Michael Gordon It isn't hard to tell the Prime Minister's tent from all the others in the sea of khaki amid the stringybarks that is the centre of a government on a footing of war.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has signalled his conviction that a referendum recognising indigenous Australians is more likely to succeed if it is "spiritually ambitious" but legally conservative.
Michael Gordon Even before Tony Abbott announced that about 600 air and military personnel would prepare to join the fight against "the death cult that exalts in evil", this was going to be a week like no other for...
Michael Gordon and Conrad Walters Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has rejected claims that his latest High Court defeat could have implications for thousands of asylum seekers in immigration detention.
Sarah Whyte and Michael Gordon Health professionals should consider a boycott of offshore immigration detention centres to force aimed at forcing an end to "substandard and harmful" treatment of asylum seekers, according to two...
Michael Gordon For a brief few minutes on Wednesday, Jeremy Stoljar SC seemed to sense a crack in the wall Julia Gillard had patiently constructed to defend her conduct as a young lawyer with a flawed boyfriend...
Michael Gordon The Salvation Army was warned that two of its employees at the Manus Island detention centre wanted to take part in a fight with detainees before scores of asylum seekers were injured in a night of...
Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn, Michael Gordon Labor has accused the federal government of taking ‘‘cash for questions’’ after it was revealed that Tony Abbott’s chief of staff, Peta Credlin, planned to use...
Michael Gordon Mark Dreyfus dubbed it "cash for questions" and spoke of "remarkable allegations that go to the highest levels of the Abbott government".
Michael Gordon Australia has been accused of a "chain of human rights violations" in its treatment of asylum seekers by the incoming United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
Michael Gordon The most notorious compound at the Manus Island detention centre does not appear on the official map. The four main compounds, Delta, Foxtrot, Mike and Oscar, are all clearly marked. But not this one.
Sarah Whyte and Michael Gordon The former director of mental health services at Manus Island has called for an independent investigation into the brain death of an asylum seeker who remains on life support in Brisbane.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has been able to tick off a key pre-election promise, just in time to buoy his backbench on the eve of the government's first anniversary of taking power.
Sarah Whyte and Michael Gordon Clive Palmer has signalled he will support restoring temporary protection visas only if the Abbott government removes asylum seeker children from Christmas Island and Nauru.
Michael Gordon and Sarah Whyte More than three months after Tony Abbott said asylum seekers would begin to be resettled in Papua New Guinea, the PNG government is still to decide on a resettlement policy.