Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.
Michael Gordon Simon Crean has removed the threat of Kevin Rudd and gave Julia Gillard's prime ministership a fresh start.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard should be congratulated for nipping six months of election speculation in the bud - and calling a September 14 election.
Michael Gordon If politics was purely numbers Rudd would be made Prime Minister. But it ain't that simple.
Michael Gordon For more than two years, Rod Cameron's pessimism about Labor's prospects has been a strictly private affair.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott's initial reluctance to score big political points from Ford's decision to stop making cars in Australia tells us two things: the first is that he's a more measured politician than he...
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has produced a minimalist industrial relations policy with a bold objective - to eliminate what he considers the biggest threat to a Coalition victory in September.
Michael Gordon Comeback the one thing Wayne Swan will not be expecting from his sixth budget.
Michael Gordon Dejected federal Labor MPs have something positive to say to their alienated, disengaged and even hostile constituents.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard's warning underscores reality that selling this pre-election budget will be even harder than framing it.
Michael Gordon Simon Crean maintains Australia's new cultural policy joins the dots on a range of Labor priorities.
Michael Gordon A month before Julia Gillard's mini-campaign in Sydney's outer west, Tony Abbott took his own mini-campaign to Melbourne's outer east, and reflected with justifiable pride on the diversity of...
Michael Gordon Ted Baillieu's shock resignation is a morale boost for Labor in Victoria that has few implications for the federal election that Julia Gillard has called for September 14.
Michael Gordon Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott agree on something. There are no parallels between the political assassination of Kevin Rudd in 2010 and Ted Baillieu's decision to fall on his sword this week.
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 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 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 Tony Abbott gave voters a glimpse of a very different prime ministership when he stepped up to the podium at the National Press Club.
Michael Gordon The surprise departure of two of the Government’s most senior figures is a very bad look on two levels.
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 The long backstory to the PM using her 'captain's pick' to impose Nova Peris, an Olympic champion but a political novice, on Labor's NT branch helps explain why Warren Mundine was so quick to endorse...