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 first independent opinion poll taken since the Tasmanian state election was called shows the Liberal party headed for majority government on March 15.
Andrew Darby The world's largest fishing vessel, the factory freezer ship Lafayette, has turned up in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia.
Andrew Darby Japanese whaling ships launched a mission to break a conservationist hold on their Antarctic hunt on Sunday, almost shaking their key factory ship free.
Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.
Andrew Darby A Japanese harpoon ship is said to be approaching Australian waters in the sub-Antarctic, posing a test on whaling for the Abbott government.
Andrew Darby Tasmanian Labor Premier Lara Giddings is sacking two Greens ministers who supported her minority government as she prepares to announce an election date.
Andrew Darby A pulp mill will again become a focal point of a Tasmanian state election after Premier Lara Giddings on Thursday flagged legislation that would help secure an environmental permit for the...
Andrew Darby After decades of conflict, Tasmania's old growth forests have won protection on the World Heritage list.
Andrew Darby Digital divide still being strongly felt in network's lauch town of Hobart.
Andrew Darby Conservationists in Tasmania have won a Federal Court action overthrowing the approval by former environment minister Tony Burke of a controversial mine in the Tarkine region.
Andrew Darby Former ABC personality Andy Muirhead's sentencing hearing has been adjourned until the court can hear argument as to whether he had any sexual interest in the child pornography he viewed, or was just...
Andrew Darby and Amy Corderoy Tasmania's upper house is calling for a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's bid to be first state to legalise same sex marriage is facing its toughest test in the state's upper house, where an advocate is calling for change though it may end up in the High Court.
Andrew Darby ANDY MUIRHEAD often did the unexpected.
Andrew Darby The former Greens leader will be at the helm of this season's Antarctic campaign against Japanese whalers.
Andrew Darby More than 300 people are homeless as a result of the Tasmanian bushfires, according to the state government.
Andrew Darby The shaggy tea-trees on Rock Island are still there: exactly the same trees, little changed in a generation.
Andrew Darby Two prison officers were held captive by a group of maximum security prisoners at Tasmania's troubled Risdon prison today.
Andrew Darby Two prison officers were held by a group of maximum security prisoners at Tasmania's troubled Risdon prison today.
Andrew Darby Greens leader Christine Milne has won internal backing to broaden the party's appeal with the choice of a moderate businessman to replace the retiring Senator Bob Brown.