A dairy farmer, marathon runner, radio presenter, animal rights advocate and an Australian army captain are among the Victorians celebrated in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Michael Short: Peter welcome to The Zone, and a particular thank you for your precious time. I am deeply sad, as you know, about why you are here. You are terminally ill with cancer, and are campaigning for physician-assisted death.
Judith Durham and fellow Seekers Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley return to Australia after concluding their seemingly tenuous victory lap.
A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
Labor is prepared to help the Abbott government throw a lifeline to Australia Post, which faces a revenue crisis in its letter division, by allowing it to deliver Medicare and welfare operations.
Unlocking hundreds of billions of dollars held in the giant Canadian retirement savings sector is a key objective of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's lightning visit to Ottawa on Sunday and Monday in the second leg of his three-country mission. But emphasising the two countries' caution on climate change policy against a newly assertive US will also feature.
Female librarians and women working with the disabled, take a bow. Since 2001 you have received more Order of Australia honours than your male counterparts. That's 185 of you, compared with 145 men.
Children who participate in organised sport are being bombarded by junk-food advertising for up to four hours a week, a study shows.
Ziggy Switkowski is best known for leading telecommunications giants Telstra and Optus as their chief executives and chairs NBN Co.
Australia has ratified the global treaty it helped draft to stop the proliferation of weapons across the globe, but must encourage neighbouring countries to sign up, to guard against the Pacific being further racked by gun violence or descending into a weapons-running hub, human rights group say.