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

Tasmania Governor Peter Underwood remembered

Tasmnia's Governor Peter Underwood with former premier David Bartlett.

Andrew Darby Peter Underwood, AC, a British child migrant who grew up to become Chief Justice and then Governor of Tasmania, has died in office after suffering kidney cancer.

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...

Stuck in the middle, Giddings takes reins as Premier

Andrew Darby HOBART THE incoming Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings, steeped in Labor tradition from the age of three, is set to walk a tightrope between reviving the party and maintaining power-sharing government with...

Personal is political as Giddings takes the reins in Tasmania

Giddings

Andrew Darby THE incoming Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings, steeped in Labor tradition from the age of three, is set to walk a tightrope between reviving the party and maintaining power-sharing government with...

Tasmania to swear in female premier today

Andrew Darby THE 38-year-old Treasurer of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, will cap a fast rise to the top when she is sworn in as premier today, replacing David Bartlett in a surprise transition.

Animal activist saves Premier's old greyhound from being put down

Andrew Darby HOBART THE Premier of Tasmania, David Bartlett, knew he was taking a punt when he bought a ''leg'' of the greyhound Toolong Terror.