Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt with Prime Minister Scott Morrison after the Coalition swearing in at Government House in Canberra.
Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Morrison’s Cabinet features a few new faces, and several familiar ministers in different roles.
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Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
The Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, the country’s seat of government.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has revived a presidential advisory unit shut down by his predecessor. He needs it if he is to use his power effectively to improve his government's policy coherence.
Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Deputy Leader of the Labor party Tanya Plibersek at the end of the Labor Party campaign launch in Brisbane on Sunday.
The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already “shadowing” the jobs they'd hold.
Canada’s Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef is pictured in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Feb. 28, 2018.
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New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry to stabilise the East African nation.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
After five years as foreign minister, Julie Bishop will move to the backbench.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled his ministry, rewarding his supporters who also making room for some Peter Dutton supporters - with the exception of Tony Abbott.
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It's been a rough ride lately, but maybe, just maybe, the PM could now navigate her way to Brexit success.
Coralled into a united front.
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The UK has a constitutional convention of collective ministerial responsibility. Here's why it matters – and must endure.
Cabinet confidentiality is important to ensure ministers are able to debate ideas before a decision is made public.
We need to balance a legitimate desire for transparency in politics with the need for free and thoughtful debate.
Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents would be in breach of a proposed government bill?
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott and Siemens chief Joe Kaeser flank Trump as they praise him for his tax cut.
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The billionaires, business leaders and other elites who gathered in Davos praised the president's policies, yet research on the politics of economic growth suggests it's too soon to celebrate.
Queen Elizabeth signs the visitors’ book at Parliament House, while Prime Minister Paul Keating and Parliament House officials look on in February 1992.
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The arguments about a potential Australian republic in cabinet submissions suggest a failure of imagination and, more seriously, of trust.
Malcolm Turnbull said he regretted having to drop Darren Chester from his frontbench line-up.
Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffled cabinet has five new faces, but one of the Nationals’ best performers has been unceremoniously dumped by his party leader.
George Brandis has served as attorney-general since 2013.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
Emmanuel Macron surrounded by Cabinet ministers – some more powerful than others.
Having the same number of Cabinet positions doesn't mean women have the same amount of power.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. His supporters within the African National Congress continue to hold sway, for now.
A revolt within the African National Congress against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
It’s all fun until someone gets hacked.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and senior ministers have been criticised over their use of WhatsApp, which can leave users vulnerable if their phones are hacked, attacked by malware, or simply stolen.
South African President Nelson Mandela forged a powerful cabinet of national unity.
While Nelson Mandela’s cabinet made allies out of erstwhile adversaries, Jacob Zuma’s cabinet is making enemies out of former allies.
Double time: Josh Frydenberg has added environment to his energy portfolio.
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Will merging the environment and energy portfolios result in joined-up thinking, or one set of ideas steamrollering the other?