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.
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.
The discovery of a newborn baby's body at a park has rocked a southern Hobart suburb.
After intense months of battling Japanese whaling ships on the high seas, the two anti-whaling Sea Shepherd vessels are back in Australia.
John Silvester Tough guys shouldn't own fluffy poodle-type pups, particularly one with a ridiculously cute name such as Patch.
Kate Hagan Teenagers whose parents supply them with alcohol in early adolescence are three times more likely to be drinking full serves by age 16 than those whose parents do not supply alcohol, a study has...
Bridie Smith With so many creatures under threat of extinction, and so little money to fund conservation efforts, some say it's time to pick who will survive.
Esther Han Statistically, one person will be hit by a piece of space junk and killed in the next 50 years, scientists say. But there is no need to worry, because even that statistic is alarmist.
Liam Phelan After 40,000 miles, almost 11 months, six continents and a few heart-stopping moments, Daniel Ho has finally joined an elite group of round-the-world sailors.
Mark Kenny Friction over the federal budget continues before next week's sitting of the new Senate.
Clancy Yeates and Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned home owners that "people should not assume that prices always rise" when deciding to buy property.
Eryk Bagshaw, Chris Jenkins The Head of the Financial Stability at the RBA has said the Murray review should look into housing finance.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood, AC, is gravely ill after a kidney cancer operation, the state's Government House said on Monday.
Governor of Tasmania Peter Underwood has died a month after having a tumour removed from his kidney.
Andrew Darby Peter Underwood, AC, a British child migrant who grew up to become Chief Justice and then Governor of Tasmania, has died in office after suffering kidney cancer.
Joel Meares When I met Launceston couple Philip and Rhonda Mackrill, I knew that in just a few short minutes we'd be getting nude together.
Nick Miller An Australian schoolgirl unexpectedly wells up with tears over a nameless Fromelles gravestone. Zoe Bell, 17, of St Leonard’s College in Melbourne, isn’t usually like this, her teacher tells me.
Linda Morris Oodgeroo Noonuccal deserves to be a good deal more famous than she is.
Andrew Drummond The Duchess of Cambridge has come face to face with Australia's home-grown princess at Canberra's National Portrait Gallery.