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 A bid by the Abbott government to reduce world heritage protection for Tasmanian forests is considered likely to fail after it ruled out negotiating with other countries to get its proposal up.
Andrew Darby Australia will push on with a bid to strip long-contested areas of Tasmanian native forests of world heritage listing despite a draft decision against it by the body that advises UNESCO'S World...
Andrew Darby Pressure is mounting on the federal government over its bid to strip Tasmanian forests of World Heritage status, on the eve of a draft decision by a UNESCO committee.
Andrew Darby World leading non-lethal whale research is hanging in the balance as the Federal Government cuts a flagship Australian program.
Andrew Darby The federal government's unprecedented bid to strip Tasmanian forests of World Heritage status was put together without any external advice, a Senate committee has heard.
Andrew Darby The Catholic Church has farewelled a favourite son, the "just" man, former Senator Brian Harradine.
Andrew Darby The Abbott government has been warned it must ensure that Japan abides by an International Court of Justice ban on Antarctic whaling after lawmakers in Tokyo passed a resolution effectively rejecting...
Mark Kenny and Andrew Darby 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 'scientific'...
Andrew Darby When the world's last whaling factory ship ,the Nisshin Maru, left the Antarctic at the end of this past summer, it did something different.
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 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 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 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.