Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
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Michael Gordon It's almost dinner time in a leafy neighbourhood in Sydney's west. A group of small boys is immersed in a game of football. A toddler glides shakily by on the bike he has only just learnt to ride.
Michael Gordon The fate on Ranjini and dozens more may lie in a retired judge's hands.
Michael Gordon JULIA Gillard has the next week to convince the Labor MPs of western Sydney that they should hold their nerve and stay with her when the polls - and their own survival instincts - say they should go...
Michael Gordon The kindest thing that can be said of Scott Morrison's call for a freeze on the release of asylum seekers into the community on bridging visas is that it is a massive overreaction.
Michael Gordon The Gillard government is urged to reassess the claims for refugee status of scores of asylum seekers from the Hazara ethnic minority in Pakistan.
Michael Gordon The Gillard Government has been urged reassess the claims for refugee status of scores of asylum seekers from the Hazara ethnic minority in the light of escalating violence in Pakistan.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard's inner sanctum hasn't had much to smile about lately, but on Tuesday her advisers were giving each other high-fives in the Prime Minister's office.
Michael Gordon A combination of bad management, poor communications, ill-discipline and poor timing by Labor have handed Tony Abbott a dream start to this election year.
Michael Gordon What's Kevin up to? It's the perennial question for those Labor MPs who voted for Julia Gillard in last year's leadership ballot, and for her advisers, but now it's being asked by some of Rudd's own...
Michael Gordon Australia has moved one step closer to recognising its first people in the country's founding document after one of the Federal Parliament's rare and uplifting moments of unity between Julia Gillard...
Michael Gordon Australia has moved one step closer to recognising its first people in the country's founding document after one of the federal parliament's rare and uplifting moments of unity between Julia Gillard...
Michael Gordon There will be echoes of 1967 in Parliament House on Wednesday.
Michael Gordon Two very different snapshots of the country's progress were delivered during an otherwise underwhelming opening week in the Federal Parliament.
Michael Gordon Schools minister rebuffs call for summit on why literacy and numeracy of indigenous students is declining.
Michael Gordon Opposition Leader bows to a defiant refusal by Northern Territory's new Country Liberal Party government.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott plans to take public servants to volunteer with him in indigenous communities if he becomes PM.
Michael Gordon It isn't often that Tony Abbott begins a speech with the words ''Paul Keating was right'', but it happened during a rare outburst of bipartisanship when the nation's parliament reviewed progress...
Michael Gordon, Dan Harrison Federal and state governments meet first target in campaign to stamp out indigenous disadvantage.
Michael Gordon Huge sums risk being wasted because government programs costing billions of dollars are not subject to independent and transparent evaluation, according to a report by the Melbourne Institute of...
Michael Gordon A SCATHING report on conditions on Manus Island has urged the incoming immigration minister, Brendan O'Connor, to stop sending asylum seekers to the remote Papua New Guinea island until sweeping...