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 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.
Andrew Darby As record temperatures and bushfires turned the summer to cinders, many of the world's top climate scientists met in Australia.
Andrew Darby If a peace deal is lost, it's hard to see how anyone could try again, and easy to imagine the damage done to the state.
Andrew Darby The nation's recreational fishers are flexing their not inconsiderable muscle in Canberra, as the row over the super-trawler Margiris shows.
Andrew Darby The federal government is spending too much energy defending itself against the merchants of fear and envy over asylum seekers. It doesn't need to.
Andrew Darby Whoever said eternal vigilance is the price of liberty clearly didn't foresee drones.
Andrew Darby Excuse me for being a killjoy, but it's time to have a hard look at letting go of the party balloon.
Andrew Darby Heaven knows how young women build good, strong lives in today's struggle between image and reality.
Andrew Darby Some people have sirens and flashing lights for their alarms. We have the wrens. On Friday morning we were on coffee break in the garden, and the wrens went off.