Foreign Minister Marise Payne wouldn't be drawn by her US counterpart on China, but Australia is still very much in step with the Americans when it comes to military spending. Just ask our former defence ministers.
More than 800 people have already registered interest in joining a class action over the Ruby Princess coronavirus debacle.
The Council of the Order of Australia is meant to reflect the makeup of Australian culture. So why has it been years since there's been any Indigenous representation?
The governor-general has enormous scope for stripping Order of Australia honours. So when should he? And perhaps more importantly, why hasn't he?
More than 200 letters between former governor-general Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth II, released today after a long legal fight, reveal just how much Buckingham Palace knew about Gough Whitlam's dismissal before it happened.
The disastrous handling of Melbourne's hotel quarantine effort has put security firms firmly in the spotlight.
Daniel Andrews' government has been very aware of the security industry's dodgy behaviour for at least five years.
Australian media are producing some of their biggest stories while mastheads continue to fold.
Even the monarchists think the Australian honours system needs to be overhauled. But what are the chances politicians make the process more transparent and accountable to the public?