- Live: Australia marks Anzac Day
Australians are attending dawn services around the country to commemorate Anzac Day and honour the men and women who have fought and died in war.
The services mark the 99th anniversary of the first landings by Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915.
More than 35,000 people are expected at today's national ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.
Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge will be the first Royals to attend an Anzac Day service in Canberra since the Queen and Prince Philip in 1970.
Follow the day's events in our live blog.
- Veterans warn any change to pension would be 'act of bastardry'
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.
- Luke Batty's mother Rosie calls for more action against domestic violence
Rosie Batty has turned the pain of her son Luke's murder into fuel for a campaign against domestic violence.
- Ukrainian clashes raise tensions as Russia begins military drills
Ukrainian forces have reportedly killed several pro-Russian militants in clashes in the country's east, prompting Russia to start new military drills near the border.
- Government releases climate change policy white paper
The Federal Government has released its detailed policy white paper on its Direct Action climate change plan.
At the core of the policy is the $2.5 billion emissions reduction fund (ERF) which the Government says will pay industry for activities that reduce carbon emissions.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt says the ERF has been designed to buy the lowest-cost carbon abatement schemes to reduce emissions through reverse auctions.
He says it will encourage "practical ways of reducing emissions where every dollar is spent on actually purchasing real means of decreasing Australia's overall emissions".
- Anzac cocktails, plastic surgery shows sacred day 'for sale'
A respected military veteran and historian has declared Anzac Day is now "for sale" and is being taken advantage of by pubs, confectionary outlets and even plastic surgeons.
- Former NSW Supreme Court judge Barry O'Keefe dies
Barry O'Keefe, a former New South Wales Supreme Court judge and commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), has died aged 79.
- High-risk loans return to Australian mortgage markets
Almost six years after the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market triggered the global financial crisis, risky lending is having a revival in Australia.
- South Korean crew member says 'we were ordered' to leave sinking ferry
A crew member of the South Korean ferry that sank last week says she and her colleagues were "under command" to abandon ship.
Twenty of the 29 crew that were on board the vessel when it began to capsize escaped the ferry and have been condemned for leaving hundreds of passengers trapped in the ship.
Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing. Only 174 people have been rescued and the remainder are presumed to have drowned.
- Father hugs truck driver jailed for killing daughter on Hume Highway
The father of a woman killed alongside a tow truck driver on the Hume Highway has hugged the man responsible as he was sentenced to jail.
Kaine Barnett has been handed a three-year jail term for the deaths of 23-year-old university student Sarah Frazer and 40-year-old tow truck driver Geoffrey Clarke.
In a rare act of compassion, Ms Frazer's father, Peter Frazer says his family does not hate Barnett, rather they feel sorry for him as his life is ruined.