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

Fresh controversy over factory ships in Australian waters

Andrew Darby A fresh controversy is brewing over the use of factory ships in Australian waters, with a plan to bring in a 4400-tonne east European-owned ship.

International Court of Justice orders Japan to end Antarctic whaling

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.

Japan's whalers expect to return to Antarctic

Andrew Darby Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice (ICJ) case Australia brought against them that bans their hunt.

Grief for Great Barrier Reef, say environmentalists

GreatBarrierReef

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.

Abbott turns his attention to Thomson as weakest link

Tony Abbott

Daniel Flitton, Andrew Darby, Nicole Hasham and Vince Chadwick TONY ABBOTT has homed in on Labor's grip on power after the independent MP Andrew Wilkie withdrew his support for the government.

Don't take soldiers for granted, warns brigadier

Andrew Darby A MEMORIAL service for the ''ordinary hero'' Corporal Richard Atkinson included a heartfelt military warning against taking for granted Australian soldiers serving in Afghanistan.