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Australia Day

Women cleaned up at the annual Australian of the Year awards, with anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty taking the top honour.

Unfortunately, the news was overshadowed by Tony Abbott’s decision to award Prince Philip with an Australian knighthood, a decision the PM admitted he didn’t consult his colleagues on.


Adam Brereton has written on why knighting Prince Philip is a joke at Australia’s expense, and the royal’s collection of titles nearly rivals his collection of gaffes. Here are some of the best and worst.

Paul Daley writes that we need a new national day that acknowledges both the good and the bad aspects of our history.

See how the day unfolded in our live blog, and share your Australia Day experiences with us! Whether you were on the beach, at a Triple J Hottest 100 party or a protest in the park, share pictures,…

Full story: The Guardian