Federal Politics

Andrew Darby

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

The AFL's new head of diversity, Tanya Hosch.

PM lifts Q&A ban

Federal government ministers have been given a green light by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to appear on the ABC program Q&A again.

Australian officers investigate the illegal fisher Perlon in the Indian Ocean.

Last catch for polar pirates

Some of the last Antarctic pirate fishers have been dealt a $A2.4 million further blow, as authorities take a stranglehold over their chase for toothfish "white gold".

Tony Abbott at the Cadbury plant when making the $16 million election promise.

Cadbury's rocky road for 80

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.

Loggers are accused of rorting compensation to leave the industry.

Loggers' 'rorts' under investigation

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.

Greens leader Senator Christine Milne and Greens MP Adam Bandt address the media.

Urgent search for Senate successor to Milne

Surprised Tasmanian Greens will start a priority search for a Senate candidate to succeed Christine Milne, despite her assurance she will stay in the chamber after resigning as leader.