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.
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.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has urged Australians to support an Australian republic and head of state, arguing it would reflect the nation's "modern identity, our place in our region and our world".
Obesity expert John Funder gets top Australia Day honours
The philanthropy of one of the country's most influential and generous art benefactors has been recognised as part of Australia Day honours.