Paul Keating was dubbed the Lizard of Oz when he touched the Queen. But it seems Australian leaders just can't keep their hands off the royals.
Royal couple wrap up a day in the nation's capital with an intimate reception hosted by the Governor-General.
One man is in hospital and another is in custody after an apparent dispute between neighbours in Sydney.
Labor warns of "law and order auction" after Premier axes Department of the Attorney-General.
It took falling down the stairs for this mother-of-two to admit she had a problem - with her phone.
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US President Barack Obama has vowed to defend Japan in its dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea.
A rock climber has died in the Flinders Ranges National Park in South Australia's far north.
Barry O'Keefe, a former New South Wales Supreme Court judge and commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), has died.
Four boys have been sentenced to more than four years in detention over the death of Mandurah man Tauri Litchfield.
The boys, aged between 15 and 17, were part of a group who set upon Mr Litchfield in March last year as he was walking home along Pinjarra Road.
The 28-year-old had been involved in an altercation with the boys moments earlier after one of them tried to steal his wallet.
He ran away from the group and hit his head when he fell from a car park wall. He later died in hospital.
On the eve of Anzac Day, veterans are warning the Federal Government not to touch military pensions in next month's budget.
The ABC has learnt the Coalition's razor gang will consider savings which could leave some former Defence personnel worse off.
One of the proposals is believed to involve closing an old Defence pension scheme and forcing members into a modern version.
Veterans say changes to the military pension would be "an act of bastardry".
Families of Anzacs killed in Gallipoli are restarting a campaign to exhume mass graves containing fallen soldiers.