Hong Kong's government issued an unprecedented ban against a pro-independence political party that it has called a risk to national security.
The state-owned news agencies will be required to disclose information about their annual budget and expenditures and ownership structure.
Hillary Clinton has written a scathing critique of Donald Trump that accused him of disregarding the law and weakening the social fabric of the country,
- by Christina Caron
Censoring Steve Bannon is not democratic, says Larry Kramer, president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, a large charitable organisation in the US.
- by Nassim Khadem
Former US president Barack Obama urged Democrats to restore a "semblance of sanity" to politics by voting in November's elections.
- by John Whitesides
It's time for President Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment because he is clearly "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."
- by Max Boot
The leadership crisis in Canberra has so badly wounded parliamentarians, they are openly contemplating the merits of continuing.
- by Andy Marks
A new exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy takes a long look at power and politics in modern Australia
- by Sally Pryor
More than 90,000 millionaires left China between 2000 and 2014 - and when smart people start leaving, and taking their money with them, you know you've got problems.
- by Tom Switzer
When I asked someone on Twitter how many times he thought we'd had conservative think tank the IPA on The Drum this year, he suggested 50. He was way off.
- by Julia Baird