Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded Australia's highest honour to the Queen's husband, Prince Philip.
Many consider Prince Philip's gaffes as the innocent comments of a nice, old duffer. Others say it reveals a deep-seated racial and chauvinist prejudice.
He was the nation's top soldier, and has since become the federal government's Mr Fixit - the "go to" man chosen to lead the complicated investigations into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine.
Doctors and nurses applaud a new tool invented by a Sydney researcher to help them assess the likely causes of a patient's death.
A man holidaying on the NSW south coast has been bashed and sexually assaulted by two males near a caravan park in a popular tourist town, police say.
Nick Kyrgios records second career comeback from a two-sets-to-love deficit to reach his second quarter-final from his past three grand slam attempts.
She was one voice who made Australians sit up and listen.
Former ABC broadcaster Elaine Canty along with advertising legend Peter Clemenger and wife Joan were among 824 Australians named by the Governor-General for honours and awards on Australia Day.
Asher Keddie, Germaine Greer and Alan Jones are among those who have thrown their support behind two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia, in a powerful star-filled video calling for mercy.
Your guide to what's open, transport timetables and which services are available on Australia Day.