The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
The UK is on the tipping point of a humanitarian emergency. To tackle this the government must now give more money to local authorities.
The government today issued a statement extending the travel ban for non-Australian's from China, and in doing so extended a priority on health and well-being over economy.
This is Boris Johnson's first major cabinet reshuffle since the Conservatives' general election victory.
Governments must think very carefully before sacrificing the very human rights that give the state its identity and democracy.
Our government has grappled for years to devise ethical standards for ministers and other officials. But codes are only part of the answer – MPs must also take responsibility for their own conduct.
The NHS workforce reconfiguration so far has been an accountant’s response – designed to save money rather than being based upon actual clinical need.
Marriage and domestic relationships existed before the state, and should be returned to the people, not regulated by the government.
In the US, some federal departments become known as 'turkey farms' – stuffed with loyal but ultimately useless political appointees.
Reforms are set to continue in the same direction as before.
The United States is the only developed, democratic country that has a political culture of selling ambassadorships.
The Hyde Amendment bans federal abortion funding for most people.
NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Donald Trump has some ideas about how to end homelessness in the US. Los Angeles' recent experiences may be an important part of the discussion.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has inspired the cross-country climate marches, but accountability lies with governments and corporations.
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
The conflict between Congress and President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine's president is just the latest version of a long-running struggle for power between the two branches of government.
The risk of "pathocracy" is always close. And once entrenched, difficult to dislodge.
India recently revoked a special provision that ended the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here's the history of the constitutional provision, Article 370.
The US hit the debt ceiling in March and is expected to run out of ways to get around the new $22 trillion limit by September. An economist explains why the ceiling is a dysfunctional relic.