Thousands of people have paid their respects at Anzac Day services that have been held almost non-restrictions after two years of pandemic adjustments.
That includes international ceremonies, with many making the pilgrimage to the shores of Gallipoli, the Western Front, and beyond thanks to the eased international travel rules.
This year marks the 107th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, as well as the 80th anniversary of pivotal moments for Australia during World War II, like the bombing of Darwin, the fall of Singapore and the Kokoda Track campaign against Japanese forces in Papua.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton has marked Anzac Day by invoking the spectre of Nazi Germany and declaring that the only way to preserve peace is to prepare for war When asked about the lessons of Anzac Day, he warned that the prospect of conflict was not a distant one.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia is failing and Ukraine is succeeding after a 700 million military aid deal was announced for Ukraine and other NATO countries. Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin travelled to Kyiv but strict security measures meant little information about the trip was made public.
Anzac biscuits. With the dreary weather around the country today, is there any better time to cook up a batch? Two men have been hospitalized with serious injuries after a brawl near a popular entertainment strip in Melbourne suburb earlier in the day. The police say up to 15 attackers were involved, and they are calling for anyone with any information to come forward.
Elon Musk has a habit of sending people into a spin.
So when he posted this cryptic update:
It immediately sparked speculation about his plans to buy Twitter.
The tweet was online for hours before Musk clarified that the post actually had nothing to do with his much-discussed bid to purchase the social media platform - he is just moving on from making fun of Bill Gates for shorting Tesla while claiming to support climate change action.