Josh Gordon is The Age's state political editor. After a brief period in the Sydney banking world and the federal bureaucracy, Josh spent six years working as The Age's economics correspondent at Parliament House in Canberra. After cutting himself adrift to travel the world, he was lured back to reporting early in 2007. Most recently he has worked as The Sunday Age's politcal editor, based in Canberra, and The Age's state economics correspondent in Melbourne.
Richard Willingham, James Massola and Josh Gordon Tensions have flared between the Abbott and Napthine governments over how to handle a manufacturing and jobs crisis in Victoria exacerbated by Alcoa announcing it would shut its aluminium smelter in...
Josh Gordon The Napthine government has claimed Labor's transport blueprint would rip a deep hole in the budget, revealing the metro rail link is expected to cost as much as $11.6 billion.
Josh Gordon If there were ever any doubts that politics is a brutal blood sport, the extraordinary events leading up to the demise of Ken Smith as speaker should have dispelled them.
James Massola, Josh Gordon and Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine corruption and other crime in the union movement.
Josh Gordon, Clay Lucas Premier Denis Napthine is pleading with the Abbott government to 'bring forward' Commonwealth infrastructure funding to offset the pain caused by the looming end of manufacturing by Holden.
Josh Gordon It was Denis Napthine who broke the grim news to the nation.
Josh Gordon It's a bit like the infamous Monty Python dead parrot scene where the pet shop owner insists, "he's not dead, he's restin".
Josh Gordon Both the Napthine and Abbott governments are refusing to rule out another scientific trial.
Josh Gordon and Richard Willingham The Napthine government's tenuous grip on power is under threat after police charged rogue Frankston MP Geoff Shaw for allegedly misusing his parliamentary vehicle to run his hardware business.
Josh Gordon Clive Palmer will take on the Napthine government at next year's state election.
Josh Gordon, Daniel Flitton and Adrian Lowe Howard-era finance minister Nick Minchin has emerged as a contender to take over as consul-general in New York after Steve Bracks was dumped from the role as one of the first acts of the incoming...
Josh Gordon A second stage of the east-west link - connecting the Tullamarine Freeway to the Western Ring road - has been been placed on the political agenda, with Premier Napthine declaring Saturday's federal...
Josh Gordon Victoria's number one public transport project has been dealt a body blow, with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott confirming he would cut the entire $75 million federal budget for preliminary work on the...
Josh Gordon The full business case for the east-west toll road would be forced into the public spotlight under a dramatic intervention in state politics by the federal Senate.
Josh Gordon Tony Abbott has raised the prospect of building Melbourne's east-west link without tolls.
Josh Gordon Tony Abbott has raised the prospect of building the east west link without tolls, while continuing to insist the project has been backed by a publicly-available analysis of the costs and benefits.
Josh Gordon Napthine government tight-lipped about whether it will sign up to Tony Abbott's generous parental leave scheme, with Victoria likely to be asked to hand over tens of millions of dollars to offset the...
Josh Gordon Cath Bowtell has been so cash-starved in her quest to wrest the seat of Melbourne from the Greens she has had to rely on borrowed mobile phones and computers and an army of volunteers.
Josh Gordon Preference arrangements often have as much to do with atmospherics as numerics.
Josh Gordon Labor dismisses claims Greens MP Adam Bandt is poised to win seat of Melbourne with a 'giant vote'.