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 A long-awaited strategic plan for Australia in Antarctica calls for more big science on the frozen continent, but casts a cloud over one of the country's bases.
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 Freed Greenpeace activist Colin Russell said the Abbott government did too little, too late, to get him out from behind bars in Russia.
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.
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.
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Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.
Andrew Darby Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.
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 Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.
Andrew Darby A DIPLOMATIC headache is developing for the federal government as ground is laid for the wanted Sea Shepherd leader, Paul Watson, to come ashore in Australia.
Andrew Darby Former Greens leader Bob Brown has been appointed a director of Sea Shepherd Australia in a bid to ensure the safety of the anti-whaling group's leader, Paul Watson.
Andrew Darby, Nick Ralston AT LEAST 80 homes have been lost and one man is feared killed by a bushfire that swept down onto the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, less than 60 kilometres from Hobart, in catastrophic conditions.
Andrew Darby A bushfire that tore through the Tasmanian town of Dunalley on Friday has burned on to spread and take dozens more properties.
Andrew Darby The fire that came for Dunalley brought a dark rhythm with it.
Andrew Darby, Hobart and Adrian Lowe Most of the nearly 100 people feared missing in bushfires in Tasmania have been accounted for and no deaths have been recorded so far, police say.
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 POLICE have discounted media claims that up to 100 people are missing victims of the Tasmanian bushfires.
Andrew Darby More than 300 people are homeless as a result of the Tasmanian bushfires, according to the state government.