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 Red Cross has attempted to ease fears regarding potential victims of the Tasmanian bushfires amid continuing media claims of concerns for up to 100 missing people.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood, AC, is gravely ill after a kidney cancer operation, the state's Government House said on Monday.
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.
Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.
Andrew Darby A bid by the Abbott government to reduce world heritage protection for Tasmanian forests is considered likely to fail after it ruled out negotiating with other countries to get its proposal up.
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.
Andrew Darby Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.
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.
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.
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Andrew Darby Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.
Andrew Darby Tasmanian premier-elect Will Hodgman has told environment groups their days of holding governments to ransom are over, as he dismissed warnings against reviving the state's forests conflict.
Andrew Darby The Tasmanian Liberal Party in Tasmania considered the Palmer United Party such a serious threat to its majority government ambitions in the state election that it hired a corporate spin doctor to...
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.
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.
Andrew Darby Activists are calling for the release of two Australians detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker after armed Russian officers stormed it using helicopters and ropes.
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 A Japanese whaling ship pursuing a Sea Shepherd vessel stopped short of Australian waters, letting the activists steam clear and avoiding a confrontation with the federal government.
Andrew Darby The federal government has begun whaling patrol flights, circling conservation group Sea Shepherd's ship in the Southern Ocean as skirmishing begins with Japanese whalers.
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...