Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
With his cabinet reshuffle Scott Morrison hopes to make his “women's problems” a whole-of-government challenge.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
“I will be the leader of this country after the next election,” Albanese declared as he ended the news conference where he announced his reshuffled frontbench. It smacked of a message to himself.
This is Boris Johnson's first major cabinet reshuffle since the Conservatives' general election victory.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
A succession of leaders have failed to address its problems.
Prime Minister Theresa May proved a bit of a push over instead of wielding the axe in her cabinet reshuffle.
South Africa's Constitutional Court has the difficult task of deciding whether MPs can have the protection of a secret ballot when voting whether to fire President Zuma or not.
President Jacob Zuma's grounds for appeal are surreal. He invokes the meaning of a rule set by the apartheid context he ferociously fought against, to justify his executive action in a democracy.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
A captured South African Treasury is bad news for the country's poor but the view that the capture is a natural enemy of the market economy is a myth.
The promise of Easter, which Christians around the world celebrate, can be likened to the new struggle in South Africa for a new leadership and government that cares about the people.
An ideological debate is desperately needed to sort out options South Africa could pursue to find a way out of its economic morass.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
South Africa's energy sector is perhaps at its most fluid and unpredictable stage it has ever been in.
The focus will now be on how the social democratic and left-leaning members of South Africa's cabinet -- the "constitutionalists" -- will respond to the reshuffle.
What challenges will Arthur Sinodinos face as he becomes the latest to take up the science portfolio?
Will merging the environment and energy portfolios result in joined-up thinking, or one set of ideas steamrollering the other?