Major air disasters are rare in Australia, but it wasn't always so.
Tony Wright is Fairfax Media's associate editor and special writer. He has been based in the Canberra Press Gallery for 20 years, working for The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin before joining The Age in 2007. He has written two plays and two best-selling books, was named Magazine Feature Writer of the Year twice, has won several UN Media Peace Prizes and has been a Walkley Awards finalist five times.
Latest triumph for Indigenous groups on Cape York Peninsula adds to the number of jointly managed parks spread over 2 million hectares in the area.
More than 1200 square kilometres around Shelburne Bay near the tip of Cape York Peninsula, including the only untouched area of pure-white sand dunes in Australia, has been handed back to the Wuthathi Indigenous people
Michael Smith was approaching the broken western coast of Canada when he figured his long and solitary adventure — and probably his life - was ending.
A court is being asked for access to the final piece of one of the most intriguing puzzles of modern history: what did the Queen know, and when?
They had come, the Ford aficionados, from all around the nation and even across the sea, to circle the wagons for one last time and, yes, to mourn.
A keen breeze slices down Glenferrie Road and skirls around the cold bluestone of St George's Anglican Church in Malvern.
Paddy Dodson might have been just another scared kid on his first night at boarding school ... if he hadn't been black.
A cargo of nuclear waste that arrived in Australia at the weekend was aboard a ship owned and operated by a web of German companies, registered in the tiny Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda and crewed by a mix of Russian and Ukrainian seafarers.
The ship had been stranded in Portland for more than three weeks when the little koala clawed its way up the mooring rope and settled down for a nap.