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
Mark Kenny, Andrew Darby Prime Minister Tony Abbott remains hopeful that delicately poised Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Tokyo will not be derailed by Australia's win in the International Court of Justice against...
James Massola and Andrew Darby Japan will respect an International Court of Justice order to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, despite "deep disappointment" with the landmark decision, it said on Monday.
Andrew Darby The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.
Andrew Darby Outgoing Tasmanian premier Lara Giddings has tried to steady a devastated Labor ship after a historic low vote in the weekend election.
Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party swept to majority government in Tasmania on Saturday, as voters rejected a divided Labor.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's front-running Liberals are said to have copied their first post-election priority in government directly from the playbook of Queensland LNP Premier Campbell Newman.
Andrew Darby Will Hodgman looks set to win Saturday's election in Tasmania, ending more than a decade of Labor rule and potentially reigniting the fiery battle over old growth forests. Andrew Darby reports.
Andrew Darby Tasmanian Liberal leader Will Hodgman is closing on majority government at Saturday's election after 16 years in opposition, as the electorate turns away from Labor Premier Lara Giddings.
Andrew Darby Billionaire party leader Clive Palmer has dismissed claims of electoral advertising breaches in the final days of the Tasmanian election campaign.
Matthew Knott, Andrew Darby A split has emerged among the brokers of the historic Tasmanian forestry peace deal following a speech by Prime Minister Tony Abbott praising timber workers as ''the ultimate conservationists''.
Andrew Darby The outcome of Australia's legal bid to end Japanese Antarctic whaling is to be announced at month's end.
Andrew Darby Prime Minister Tony Abbott has pledged the temporary ban on a super trawler fishing in Australian waters will remain in place, confirming cross-party opposition to the controversial fishing vessel.
Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists accuse government of failing to take action against Japanese whalers
Andrew Darby Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is accusing the Australian government of failing to take action against Japanese whalers.
Andrew Darby Anti-whaling activists have given a fresh glimpse into the Japanese Antarctic whale hunt.
Senate Estimates hearing: Greg Hunt's Antarctic whaling surveillance aircraft 'not suitable for that task'
Andrew Darby Air Force Chief Geoff Brown has flatly dismissed the usefulness of Environment Minister Greg Hunt's Antarctic whaling surveillance aircraft.
Andrew Darby Air Force Chief Geoff Brown has thrown doubt on the effectiveness of Environment Minister Greg Hunt's switch to using aircraft to monitor Antarctic whaling.
Andrew Darby Japanese whalers trailing steel cables are said to have launched another attack on a Sea Shepherd vessel, forcing it away from the factory ship Nisshin Maru in the Antarctic.
Andrew Darby Federal Court dismisses appeal against ban on controversial super trawler Margiris, upholding decisions by former environment minister Tony Burke against the vessel.
Andrew Darby Conservation groups believe UNESCO's World Heritage Committee will reject the Abbott government's attempt to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian wild forests, dismissing suggestions the area is...
Andrew Darby The Abbott government is targeting Tasmania's most bitterly contested forest flashpoint in its attempt to roll back World Heritage protection for logging.