Australians of the Year share some common features. In the main, they are individuals who stand out in their chosen fields: those who can hit or kick a ball, can act or sing, excelled in their professions. But no one has been like Rosie Batty.
After two decades of writing more than a hundred books, children's author Jackie French is honoured as one of our top Australians.
Returning ownership of Sydney's Goat Island to the Aboriginal people will "correct an historic injustice", former prime minister Paul Keating says.
The head of the Northern Territory branch of the Labor party has reportedly flown overseas to fight in Syria against terror group Islamic State.
A boy has died after he was trapped under a tractor near Newcastle.
The new Intercountry Adoption Support Service will be a "one stop shop" for prospective families. Anna Whitelaw reports.
This maximum security cell has all the subtle markings of a college dormitory.
Mike Baird's announcement of a new $100,000 sonar-based shark detection system is just the latest in a long line of ways that Australians have tried to protect themselves from the ocean's most fearsome predator.
After decades of covering the events that shaped Sydney, 2UE will be the centre of attention on Monday when the radio station celebrates its 90th birthday.