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.
Andrew Darby When the world's last whaling factory ship ,the Nisshin Maru, left the Antarctic at the end of this past summer, it did something different.
Glenda Kwek Home prices have surged in March in a sign that the boom in the property market is continuing after a pause in February.
Linda Morris Oodgeroo Noonuccal deserves to be a good deal more famous than she is.
Lisa Cox, Andrew Taylor, Lucy Carroll Arts Minister George Brandis has promoted moves to block government funding for organisations that refuse corporate sponsorship following the ''preposterously unreasonable'' termination of...
Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.
Andrew Darby Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.
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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.