South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
The government has asked the High Court to hear the dual citizenship cases of several current and former MPs on September 13-14.
Australia’s federal MPs are apparently servants of the Christian God, working for His glory.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss the week in politics.
The deputy leader of the Nationals, Fiona Nash, has been found to have dual British nationality.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
The High Court ruling over the five MPs' legitimacy to hold seats may hang on whether they took reasonable steps to renounce their non-Australian citizenships.
Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?
If we ban all donations from individuals and corporations, funding for political campaigns must come from elsewhere.
Even if Matt Canavan survives, his immediate absence from cabinet is a blow to Barnaby Joyce.
Democracy and good governance require politicians to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. This presupposes rationality. Is this always true?
Politics podcast: Michael Cooney on an Australian republic.
Michael Cooney says becoming a republic would give Australians important new symbols of national unity.
At the heart of the current controversy is that the senators were either ignorant of their second nationality or believed themselves to have lost it.
Matt Canavan has resigned as the minister for resources and northern Australia after being told by the Italian embassy that he is an Italian citizen.
The authoritarian regime is pushing ahead despite widespread objections. A peaceful resolution is far from sight.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
One of the problems bedevilling South Africa's army is being compelled to be everything to everybody. Its strategic direction is compromised by generals who pander to the whims of politicians.
Given the events of the past week, now is an opportune time to discuss reform of a section of the Constitution that makes dual nationals ineligible to sit in parliament.
Greens senator Larissa Waters was forced to resign on Tuesday after she discovered she was still a citizen of Canada.
In a free society, it ought never to be lawful for a government to detain people by executive order alone.