Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
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 UK has a constitutional convention of collective ministerial responsibility. Here's why it matters – and must endure.
The ban on Queensland Members of Parliament using encrypted messaging apps for government business should be accompanied by a willingness to strengthen official accountability across the board.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced that sexual relations between ministers and their staff will be prohibited.
The appointment of ministerial advisers is based on a party-political network of patronage, where the primary consideration is loyalty to the political party – not merit.
Prime Minister Theresa May proved a bit of a push over instead of wielding the axe in her cabinet reshuffle.
Australia's minimal legal and political regulation of ministerial advisers has led to an accountability deficit.