Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby

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

Grief for Great Barrier Reef, say environmentalists

Tom Arup, Andrew Darby They are two of Australia's most celebrated places of natural beauty, sitting at either end of the country. Both are world heritage protected.

Tasmanian pulp mill back as election issue

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...

Anger over loggers' grab of exit cash

Logging in the Styx Valley in Tasmania.     tree 050317.SMH.News.Pic Steven Siewert SPECIALX SS050317

Andrew Darby A $44 million federal government bailout of struggling logging contractors has ended in anger.

Gunns losing faith in pulp mill

Demand for wood chips has plunged.

Andrew Darby Tasmania's forest industry is in meltdown, with one-time timber giant Gunns Ltd admitting it lacks confidence its flagship $2.3 billion pulp mill will go ahead.

Jobs to go at ABC as production unit axed

Mark Scott, ABC

Andrew Darby ABC boss Mark Scott has provoked an outcry after axing its Tasmanian television production unit.

Green is the new Brown as businessman takes vacancy

Press conference to announce  Peter Whish-Wilson  as the new Greens Senator to replace Bob Brown.

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.