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Josh Gordon

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.

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews denies involvement in Age tapes saga

Richard Willingham, Mark Hawthorne, Josh Gordon Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has denied any role in the theft or leaking of the stolen Age recordings, despite admitting that his own chief of staff and senior Labor officials listened to, copied...

Daniel Andrews under pressure over tape denials

Josh Gordon dinkus.

Josh Gordon Questions have emerged about Daniel Andrews' integrity and political judgment.

Daniel Andrews' Labor covered in the muck of its own dirty tricks

Labour leader Daniel Andrews arriving at Parliament.

Josh Gordon The idea that state Labor had become arrogant, unaccountable and at times grubby after 11 years in office probably contributed to the party's November 2010 election loss.

History shows Coalition can make a late dive for the line

Josh Gordon.

Josh Gordon If there is one source of comfort for anxious Coalition strategists it is the notion that state political polls have tended to tighten dramatically in the last days of election campaigns.

Napthine in danger of single-term government: poll

Denis Napthine

Josh Gordon The Napthine Government has clawed back lost political ground after an aggressive campaign attacking Opposition Leader Daniel Andrew’s building union links.

Political parties walk a fine line pandering to the views of the religious right

Anti-abortion groups promote

Josh Gordon Margaret Tighe calls it “punishment politics”. The idea, the veteran anti-abortion campaigner says, is to inflict maximum electoral pain by targeting individual MPs in key marginal seats...

Robert Clark to welcome anti-abortion, anti-gay hardliners to Melbourne

Robert Clark.

Josh Gordon Robert Clark’s welcome to Melbourne address to a conference organised by a hard-right anti-gay, anti-abortion group is consistent with the state government's tourism agenda to attract people to...

State Attorney-General Robert Clark to address hardline pro-life event

26/02/13 WEST  41390 WBAW - (L-R) Attorney-General The Hon. Robert Clark, MP and Andrew Elsbury MP Member for Western Metropolitan Region meet with participants in a victims of crime counselling program at Werribee Police station which Victoria Police hopes to roll out to other stations. Photo by Michael Copp

Josh Gordon, Heath Aston State Attorney-General Robert Clark is set to address a hardline pro-life event in Melbourne.

Wangaratta textile maker shreds company, sheds worker entitlements


Josh Gordon A Wangaratta textile manufacturer has been accused of deliberately entering into a contrived business arrangement to avoid paying the entitlements of 60 sacked workers.

State Labor promises to override any changes to Racial Discrimination Act if it wins election

Shadow Attorney-General Martin Pakula.

Josh Gordon State-based anti-discrimination laws will be introduced to override any move by the Abbott government to water down the Racial Discrimination Act if Labor wins the November state election.

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds


Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Economic case for East West link may be shaky

State Treasurer Michael O'Brien.

Josh Gordon, Clay Lucas The economic case for the East West Link could be shakier than first thought, with the government’s own modelling work suggesting the benefits could be overshadowed by towering costs.

Denis Napthine happy to campaign with Tony Abbott

Denis Napthine and Tony Abbott.

Josh Gordon and Steve Lillebuen Denis Napthine says he is happy to campaign with Tony Abbott ahead of the November 29 election, despite warnings the prime minister’s unpopularity in Victoria could be cruelling his chances.

Union link to Labor is bad news for Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews

Photo by Penny Stephens. The Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews was in Frankston demanding that MP Geoff Shaw is expelled from Parliament when it returne to sit next week

Josh Gordon Daniel Andrews has never met John Setka. The Opposition Leader may at least take some comfort in that, because clearly the damaging allegations of construction union malfeasance are not going to go...

Napthine government spruiks prison expansion as jobs boon

Josh Gordon, State Political Editor Victoria’s manufacturing sector may be struggling, but there is at least one area of the state economy in which job opportunities appear plentiful: prisons.

Denis Napthine fuels speculation Labor figures could be behind Baillieu tape leak

Premier Denis Napthine: “There is no relevance for me to be involved in these investigations, they are investigations for the Liberal Party.

Josh Gordon, State Political Editor Premier says there are 'rumours circulating' that the dictaphone was stolen or went missing at Labor’s state conference.

Lib adviser probed over tape leak


Josh Gordon A cabinet minister's office in the Abbott government is believed to be at the heart of a dirty tricks campaign which has rocked the Napthine government, with an official investigation closing in on...