Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon The Gillard government has been urged to establish a compensation scheme for dozens of Indonesian children who were wrongly jailed as adult people smugglers.
Michael Gordon It could have been an episode from an Australia version of Modern Family with the extended family of Kevin Rudd playing themselves.
Michael Gordon Kevin Rudd has ruled out a return to the front bench should a vacancy arise, but vowed to campaign around the nation to defeat Tony Abbott at next year's election.
Michael Gordon Lindsay Tanner's last book on politics explored the relationship between politicians and the media. It began with the observation that most journalists would scan the book, looking for shock...
Michael Gordon Fifteen poised to return to villages after serving time for minor roles in people-smuggling operations.
Michael Gordon In this fluid political environment, stand by for more moments to make you wince.
Michael Gordon Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is resisting a proposal to legislate an 'Act of Recognition' of the special place of Aboriginal culture and language.
Michael Gordon The Gillard government embraces a new strategy to recognise the 'unique and special place' of indigenous Australians.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard's still modest recovery is mostly about what has happened since the tax came in.
Michael Gordon If the comparison is with the early days of John Howard's Pacific Solution, the transfer of the first plane-load of asylum seekers to Nauru yesterday was a qualified success.
Michael Gordon Report calls for sweeping changes to the way outback communities are consulted.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard isn't big on admitting to personal failings. Truth is, she is at her best when her back's against the wall and she's conceding absolutely nothing.
Michael Gordon After two years in detention, Jeky Payara was told he wasn't facing any charges after all.
Michael Gordon ''This is news so truly shocking that it's going to feel for many Australians like a physical blow. This is news so saddening that many are going to feel the immense weight of it - and if we are...
Michael Gordon Twenty years ago today a new national political party, the Australian Greens, was launched at a press conference — and hardly anybody noticed. Michael Gordon reports on how everything changed.
Michael Gordon Prime Minister's negative rating was in basement territory for six straight polls, until this weekend.
Michael Gordon Sir Anthony Mason breaks 37-year silence on his role in Australia's greatest political crisis.
Michael Gordon Former chief justice, Sir Anthony Mason, has broken his 37-year silence on his role in Australia's greatest political crisis to reveal he advised Sir John Kerr that he should warn Gough Whitlam of...
Michael Gordon Sir John Kerr identified the former chief justice, Sir Anthony Mason, as the 'third man' who secretly advised and 'fortified' him in the lead-up to the most divisive event in Australian political...
Michael Gordon JOHN KERR identified the former chief justice, Anthony Mason, as the ''third man'' who secretly advised and ''fortified'' him in the lead-up to the most divisive event in Australian political history...