Australian and international stars have braved the wind and rain in their monochrome best to party inside Flemington's famous Birdcage on Derby Day.
A sail-past of naval ships symbolically recreating the departure of the first Anzac convoy has followed the opening of a compelling new Albany museum.
NSW is set to swelter with temperatures expected to reach up to 39 degrees and a total fire ban has been issued for parts of the state.
Residents have been told to stay indoors as a bushfire that destroyed two homes continues to rage in the Blue Mountains.
The prime ministers of the Anzac nations have paid tribute to those who served in WWI in Albany, WA, where the first convoy of diggers set sail.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling says she based one of the most hated characters in the series, Dolores Umbridge, on a woman she disliked on sight.
Overseas stars and an out-of-town winner have brightened up a grey Derby Day in Melbourne.
Australia is already battling the spillover from organised crime in Southeast Asia, which the UN says is worth $A100 billion a year.
A man has taken police on a car chase through Sydney after allegedly stabbing a woman. But in the end he led officers to a police station.
A number of academics have signed an open letter, pushing for cultural change in universities across Australia.
Small businesses in rural areas and outer islands of Fiji will receive a boost in jobs as a result of $8.8 million in Australian funding, the government says.
Ex-PM Julia Gillard notes she did not commit any crime in relation to her ex-boyfriend's union slush fund, but will address "questionable" conduct claims.
Ian Fraser, the most honoured composer/conductor in the history of US television, has died from cancer; he was 81.
Victoria's Attorney-General has welcomed tough news laws which will increase penalties for a series of offences.
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