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.
The discovery of a newborn baby's body at a park has rocked a southern Hobart suburb.
New laws result in harassment of law-abiding motorcyclists, says Australian Motorcycle Council.
Philippa Hawker How long can you maintain a campaign when legal remedies seem to have been exhausted?
Andrew Darby, Hobart Ross Langdon, the young Australian architect killed in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, has been buried on the island he left to make good.
Ross McMullin The popular myth is that Australia came of age amid the carnage of World War I.
Deborah Snow Alex Harris was to have been back at work on Monday, sitting at her usual spot in the heart of Greenpeace Australia's cavernous office in Ultimo.
Damien Murphy When he died on Wednesday, somebody put up internet condolences: ''RIP Chopper, at least you'll be reunited with your ears''; ''RIP Big Ears''.
Tim Barlass Grey skies, hail and unfavourable winds accompanied the flotilla of tall ships that nevertheless arrived punctually through the heads at 11am on Thursday to herald the start of the International...
Jason Steger Christopher Koch once described writing as an absurd occupation.
Julia May Electronic cigarettes are only slowly being taken up by local nicotine addicts, due to a regulatory minefield, and scant - and fiercely contested - evidence about their potential health effects.
Fiona Gruber In the downstairs foyer of the Arts Centre there's a small exhibition dedicated to John Truscott, the Academy-Award-winning designer who directed the Melbourne Festival (then Spoleto) between 1989...
Tom Arup The orange-bellied parrot has a history as colourful as its feathers. It has been an unlikely player in some controversial debates, its presence famously halting the construction of a major wind farm.
Tony Wright Somewhere high above the Great Australian Bight, the aft cabin of the Zoo Plane lost its collective bearings.
Mike Carlton Such a star he was. In the days when television came to you in grainy black and white, flickering from a four-legged wooden box in the corner of your lounge room, Bill Peach held the nation in the...
Andrew Darby Brave perhaps, but a nude winter solstice swim on a freezing Hobart morning was not art.
Andrew Darby A $44 million federal government bailout of struggling logging contractors has ended in anger.
Andrew Darby Digital divide still being strongly felt in network's lauch town of Hobart.
Debbie Cuthbertson ''When you shut your eyes you will still be able to see.'' So says David Walsh, founder of Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art, of what he is trying to achieve through his inaugural winter arts...