Andrew Darby is the Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media. His focus is on Australia's interests south of 40 Degrees South - Tasmania, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He is the author of the internationally published Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling
Andrew Darby Japan's whalers have been fined $1 million over their hunt in the Australian Antarctic whale sanctuary, on the eve of ministerial talks between the two countries.
Andrew Darby Agreement on marine reserves protecting some of Antarctica's great natural treasures is a step closer, with a shift by the key fishing power, China.
Andrew Darby Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended the government's decision to select a British-based operator and Dutch shipyard for Australia's $1 billion Antarctic icebreaker project.
Andrew Darby Japan has moved suddenly to fence itself off from any future challenge to its Antarctic whaling in the International Court of Justice.
Andrew Darby The Liberal Party has moved to clear its record with the Australian Electoral Commission over a $48,000 debt repaid in Tasmania by former director Damien Mantach, as Labor calls for a police...
Andrew Darby Senior federal Liberal Eric Abetz has distanced himself from the Mantach funds scandal, as the Australian Electoral Commission confirms it is examining a $48,000 debt repaid to the party.
Andrew Darby Pressure is rising on the Liberal Party over its funds scandal, with Labor calling for a cover-up over a $48,000 debt in Tasmania to be investigated by the Australian Electoral Commission.
Andrew Darby Senior Federal Liberal, Eric Abetz, has been drawn into the party's funds scandal with a claim he was briefed on a Tasmanian debt long before disgraced state director Damien Mantach's alleged $1.
Andrew Darby The Greenpeace Arctic 30, whose protest was criticised by the Abbott Government, were illegally arrested by Russia and should be compensated, according to an international tribunal.
Andrew Darby Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman did not ask, and was not told, how former Liberal executive Damien Mantach incurred a $48,000 debt to the state party, ahead of his alleged $1.
Andrew Darby Federal government ministers have been given a green light by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to appear on the ABC program Q&A again.
Andrew Darby The widely tipped Nick McKim will take over the Tasmanian Greens Senate seat vacated by former federal leader Christine Milne, the party announced on Thursday.
Andrew Darby Environmentalist Bob Brown has accused the Abbott government of a vendetta against green groups, describing threats to strip the groups of their charity status as "an assault on the rights and...
Senator Jacqui Lambie on her rock star status, life as an underdog and why the PM should take her out for lunch
Andrew Darby The firecracker ex-corporal turned Senator takes time out for Andrew Darby.
Andrew Darby Outspoken Tasmanian independent senator Jacqui Lambie is coming for mainland Australia with plans to run Senate candidates around the country at the next election.
Nick Toscano and Andrew Darby A tense waterfront stand-off is developing over the manning of one of just two coastal fuel tanker ships still crewed by Australians.
Andrew Darby Maverick independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has deepened her attack on the Greens, likening the party to the terrorists of Islamic State.
Andrew Darby Research scientists are competing for the limited time aboard the CSIRO's marine science flagship, RV Investigator.
Andrew Darby Cadbury is to sack 80 people in Hobart, as the venerable chocolate maker's rocky road rolls on following the loss of a $16 million Federal Government grant.
Andrew Darby Logging contractors who won chunks of a $61 million federal taxpayer bailout of the collapsed Tasmanian native forest industry are under investigation for fraud and rule-bending.