Fairfax journalist Liam Phelan and his crew mates trained on Sydney Harbour this week for the 2013 Sydney to Hobart yacht race onboard the Clipper 68, CV5. Photos: Dallas Kilponen.
Liam Phelan Don't die, don't fall in and don't vomit.
The discovery of a newborn baby's body at a park has rocked a southern Hobart suburb.
Nicole Hasham IT TAKES 20 minutes for an ocean tanker to turn from a speck on the horizon to a roaring, 100,000-tonne brute about to steamroll your boat in the middle of the Atlantic.
After intense months of battling Japanese whaling ships on the high seas, the two anti-whaling Sea Shepherd vessels are back in Australia.
A 17-month-old baby has drowned in a backyard inflatable swimming pool in Tasmania.
Nicky Phillips Getting to the edge of the earth has never been easier, but isolation remains a challenge.
Andrew Darby The first independent opinion poll taken since the Tasmanian state election was called shows the Liberal party headed for majority government on March 15.
Andrew Darby The Australian government is pushing to rein in private operators in the Antarctic after the multimillion-dollar rescue of a University of NSW expedition that became caught in pack ice.
Peter Munro Despite the cowboy hats on the streets of Tamworth this weekend, Australian country music is in trouble.
Mark Kenny Treasurer Joe Hockey has bluntly warned Australians that the days of governments saving businesses and jobs had passed, telling them, ''the age of entitlement is over, and the age of personal...
Peter Martin Within minutes of Treasurer Joe Hockey declaring an end to ''the age of entitlement'' on Monday, assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs stood on a highway on the outskirts of Hobart and...
Nicky Phillips Marty Benavente knows sea ice. He knows it is safe to walk on when it is 40 centimetres thick and safe to drive a skidoo on when it is about 60 centimetres deep.
Rick Feneley This war story ends with a love story, or quite a few love stories. One of them belongs to Major Jon Lane.
Peter Hannam Australia's heat maps were literally off the charts.
Nicky Phillips, Colin Cosier Tourists on an Antarctic-bound cruise liner will spend Christmas awaiting rescue after the ship became wedged in thick sheets of sea ice.
The Australian activist detained in Russia for three months is on his way back to Australia after being given an exit visa.
Nicky Phillips A third vessel has began a rescue attempt five days after the tourist ship became trapped.
Anne Davies, Nicky Phillips The operators of a ship stricken in the Southern Ocean are facing a multimillion-dollar expense bill, as a third vessel began a rescue attempt five days after the tourist ship became trapped in sea...
Andrew Darby Freed Greenpeace activist Colin Russell said the Abbott government did too little, too late, to get him out from behind bars in Russia.