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
Tim Colebatch, Andrew Darby Jacqui Lambie defeats Sex Party's Robbie Swan to take out final Senate seat in Tasmania.
Andrew Darby In the end, the result was in the hands of "the big man upstairs", newly elected Palmer United senator Jacqui Lambie said. And by that, she didn't mean Clive Palmer.
Andrew Darby Opponents of supertrawlers in Australian waters are urging the incoming federal government to stick with the current expert study into their potential effects.
Andrew Darby One is a well-educated rural community services wonk from north-east Victoria, and the other a hard-scrabble former military police officer from north-west Tasmania.
Andrew Darby Jacqui Lambie doesn't have a Senate seat yet, but already the former military policewoman from Tasmania has her sights fixed on Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott.
Andrew Darby Greens leader Christine Milne has made a final pitch to vote-proof the Senate against control by the Coalition led by Tony Abbott, and fragmented minor right-wing parties.
Andrew Darby It's a big ask in the last week of a campaign. But among the many things to think about as you weigh up your vote, consider the Arabian Oryx.
Andrew Darby Forests peace negotiators are urging the Coalition to drop its plan to overturn the recent World Heritage inscription of Tasmania's wild native forests.
Andrew Darby The Coalition is promising to conduct the first strategic review of Australia's Antarctic priorities in 15 years as it moves to reverse deep cuts to the national program.
Ben Cubby, Andrew Darby Judging by the positions taken by all major parties contesting the federal election, everyone wants to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Andrew Darby Just another Green Island day. Among the hundreds of visitors to this coral island off Cairns this day is a noisy Chinese family, clearly on their first foray into the world of the snorkeler.
Andrew Darby When Kevin Rudd visited Tasmania to hand out $100 million, Graeme Elphinstone won a contract to build an ingenious log transport frame for railway wagons.
Andrew Darby Environmentalists are again threatening legal action to stop a controversial iron ore mine in the Tarkine wilderness region in north-west Tasmania after the federal government approved it for a...
Andrew Darby It's been a while since we've had to worry about what Russia is up to at our back door.
Andrew Darby Deputy Foreign Minister Koji Tsuruoka wound up Japan's defence of its Antarctic whaling in the International Court of Justice by reminding Australia of its nightmare.
Andrew Darby Australia's bid to outlaw scientific whaling by Japan has closed with the Asian power warning a decision against it could force it to quit the International Whaling Commission.
Andrew Darby Japan claims to have been painted as a rogue state by its so-called friend, Australia, as it defends itself over scientific whaling in the International Court of Justice.
Andrew Darby Australia has called on the International Court of Justice to act quickly to halt what it calls the random hunting and gathering of Japan's ''scientific'' whaling.
Andrew Darby Federal Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, QC, has sharply dismissed a Japanese claim that Australia is on a crusade against Japan over whaling before the International Court of Justice.
Andrew Darby New Zealand has rejected Japan's claim to be legally whaling in the Antarctic as an attempt to reduce the global whaling treaty to an industry cartel.