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Michael Gordon is the political editor of The Age.

Fighting for health and against corruption: The optimist of Sierra Leone

Fighting for health and against corruption: The optimist of Sierra Leone

Bailor Barrie grew up in the slums of Freetown and has returned there with a mission.

  • by Michael Gordon

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How $30,000 from Australia is wiping away tears in Sierra Leone

How $30,000 from Australia is wiping away tears in Sierra Leone

A village devastated by Ebola has begged Australia to continue literacy funding.

  • by Michael Gordon
Lauded and vilified: Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commission president

Lauded and vilified: Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commission president

Gillian Triggs will not be walking away from advocacy, or incurring the wrath of the critics, when she steps aside.

  • by Michael Gordon
Michael Gordon: People-watching with a purpose
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Michael Gordon: People-watching with a purpose

My overwhelming emotion is one of immense gratitude to The Age; to colleagues who have covered my back; and to the readers.

  • by Michael Gordon
Despite what Peter Dutton says, the Manus Island payout is momentous
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Despite what Peter Dutton says, the Manus Island payout is momentous

You don't agree to a payout of more than $90 million if you are confident you can defend your position in open court.

  • by Michael Gordon
Mabo lawyer Bryan Keon-Cohen urges 'gutless politicians' to support Uluru decision

Mabo lawyer Bryan Keon-Cohen urges 'gutless politicians' to support Uluru decision

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has branded the Indigenous constitutional convention proposal overreach.

  • by Michael Gordon and Fergus Hunter
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Indigenous recognition: Sam Backo and the long road to a level playing field

Indigenous recognition: Sam Backo and the long road to a level playing field

Sam Backo's clearest memory on the 1967 referendum is being chased down a street in Townsville by dogs.

  • by Michael Gordon
Indigenous summit rejects 'minimalist' recognition, pushes for treaty and voice in constitution

Indigenous summit rejects 'minimalist' recognition, pushes for treaty and voice in constitution

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to push for 'First Nations Voice' in constitution as well as a treaty.

  • by Michael Gordon
The dance that could be the spark for a historic pact at Uluru

The dance that could be the spark for a historic pact at Uluru

They came a very long way to ignite a conversation with dance and a resolute message of quiet determination.

  • by Michael Gordon
Change gonna come, remembering the 1967 referendum

Change gonna come, remembering the 1967 referendum

A hand-written note by Jessie Street to Faith Bandler sparked "the beginning of great change" for Aboriginal people.

  • by Michael Gordon
Calculated cruelty on Manus is a reflection on all of us
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Calculated cruelty on Manus is a reflection on all of us

What occurs on Manus and Nauru is a consequence of choices we approved, and a reflection of who we are.

  • by Michael Gordon