Father-daughter polar explorers, a former prime minister, world famous actors and journalists, lawyers, local leaders and fashion designers are among more than 1,000 outstanding Australians recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year.
The anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre proves the more things change in China, the more they stay the same, writes Stan Grant.
Kristina Keneally's appointment as Shadow Home Affairs Minister will pit her directly against Peter Dutton in a role that could determine her career in federal politics.
The former Labor leader addresses the party's first Caucus meeting since its shock defeat, saying there were "lessons to be learned" but external factors had conspired against the ALP.
A diverse list of films are in the running to take cinema's top prize at Cannes this year, and whoever wins will be carving a new direction for a film industry upended by the demands of MeToo.
The Liberal Party's Sarah Henderson concedes defeat in her marginal seat of Corangamite on the Great Ocean Road, despite recording a swing to her in some polling places.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is vowing to turn back the tide as Labor assesses the damage in its former heartland, and MPs blame their government's "bipolar" approach to coal.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he is "pleasantly surprised" by an election result that has his party set to lose just two of its Victorian MPs, as postal vote counts begin in the tightly contested seat of Chisholm.