Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon Gillard government appears set to reveal within days how its 'no advantage test' will be applied to almost 7000 asylum seekers who have arrived since it announced the re-opening of processing centres...
Michael Gordon Noel Pearson insists politicians - not public opinion - are the biggest threat to a successful referendum for recognising indigenous Australians in the constitution.
Michael Gordon They were the other expert panel, the one that wasn't charged with stopping the boats.
Michael Gordon Paris Aristotle and David Manne are good friends. They have been for more than 15 years.
Michael Gordon Gillard attempts first step towards acknowledging the first Australians in the constitution.
Michael Gordon Maxine McKew's blistering critique of Julia Gillard in her new book, Tales from the Political Trenches, invites three questions: Why did she feel compelled to write it? Is it accurate? And, most...
Michael Gordon Watch the extended interview with former Federal Labor MP Maxine McKew.
Michael Gordon Former Labor MP Maxine McKew's insider view of the daggers behind the removal of a Prime Minister.
Michael Gordon Immigration Minister to announce full breakdown of country's new 20,000-people humanitarian program, and try to send a message to those considering paying people smugglers to take them to Australia -...
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard's 'I will not be lectured by this man' speech has transformed the contest between two unpopular leaders.
Michael Gordon The contrast between the American and Australian approaches to leaders' debates could hardly be more stark.
Michael Gordon and Daniel Flitton Refugees deemed threats to national security by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and, as a consequence, kept in indefinite detention will now have the right to have the assessments...
Michael Gordon Asylum seekers deemed threats to national security by ASIO and, as a consequence, kept in indefinite detention will now have the right to have the assessments reviewed by a former federal court judge.
Michael Gordon There was no tougher, more uncompromising fighter on the conservative side of politics, but John Howard was always prided himself on being civil.
Michael Gordon ASIO and immigration officials should work together on strategies to enable refugees who are considered security threats to live in the community, according to one of the nation's most senior...
Michael Gordon United Nations refugee agency details five major concerns about the federal government's plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.
Michael Gordon The United Nations refugee agency has detailed five major concerns about the Gillard government's plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea's Manus Island in the coming weeks.
Michael Gordon MORE than 50 refugees judged to be a risk to national security by ASIO may be released from indefinite detention after the High Court yesterday struck down the regulation that prevented them being...
Michael Gordon There are signs that both sides of politics are at least trying to inject a dose of confidence into the electorate.
Michael Gordon A majority of the High Court today held that a decision to refuse a Sri Lankan asylum seeker a protection visa after he received an adverse security assessment by ASIO had not been made according to...