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's Governor, Peter Underwood gravely ill

Andrew Darby Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood, AC, is gravely ill after a kidney cancer operation, the state's Government House said on Monday.

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.

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.

Tasmania's forests now a defining national issue

Tasmania's Tarkine Forest.

Andrew Darby Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.

Nairobi victim laid to rest in Tasmania

Ross Langdon

Andrew Darby, Hobart Ross Langdon, the young Australian architect killed in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, has been buried on the island he left to make good.

Greenpeace activist Colin Russell arrives home

Colin Russell.

Andrew Darby Freed Greenpeace activist Colin Russell said the Abbott government did too little, too late, to get him out from behind bars in Russia.

Plan to curb Antarctic expeditions after costly rescue of trapped ship

Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Andrew Darby The Australian government is pushing to rein in private operators in the Antarctic after the multimillion-dollar rescue of a University of NSW expedition that became caught in pack ice.

Poll shows Liberals cruising for a win in Tasmania

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.

Liberals set to seize power in Tasmania

Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.

Liberals claim victory in Tasmanian state election

Tasmanian State Liberal leader Will Hodgman

Andrew Darby Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.

Tasmania under new fire threat

23 May 2012, news, story by Chris Knaus, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Unveiling of the new ACT Emergency Services Agency training centre in Hume. Generic image of protective fire fighting clothing

Andrew Darby Hot, dry and windy conditions have sparked a fresh spate of bushfires threatening homes in Tasmania.

Tasmanian DPP involved in fatal crash

Andrew Darby Tasmania's Director of Public Prosecutions, Tim Ellis, has been involved in a fatal car crash on the island's Midland Highway.

They're off and bracing for artless plunge

Andrew Darby Brave perhaps, but a nude winter solstice swim on a freezing Hobart morning was not art.

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.

NBN suffers failure to communicate

Aurora NBN Data Centre at Cambridge near Hobart, Tasmania.

Andrew Darby Digital divide still being strongly felt in network's lauch town of Hobart.

Tasmanian gay marriage bill set for defeat

Gay Marriage

Andrew Darby A bill to make Tasmania the first jurisdiction to legalise same-sex marriage appears headed for defeat in the state parliament's upper house, the Legislative Council.

Tasmanian gay marriage bill defeated

Andrew Darby Gay marriage advocates have vowed to keep campaigning as numbers mount against them.

Muirhead jailed over porn

Andy Muirhead in a file photo.

Andrew Darby Former ABC personality Andy Muirhead is jailed for child pornography crimes after a judge rejects claims he only watched online out of morbid curiosity.

'Contained, withdrawn' TV star goes to jail over child porn

Andrew Darby Andy Muirhead often did the unexpected. Few schoolmates in Hobart picked the thin, reserved boy as a future stand-up comedian, let alone a TV personality.