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

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...

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.

Mystery of grand final blood nose

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Andrew Darby Tasmania's deputy premier calls media conference to flatly deny punching man at AFL Grand Final.

Making Muirhead's treatment fit the crime

Andy Muirhead.

Andrew Darby INSIDE Tasmania's bleak Risdon prison, the former ABC personality Andy Muirhead is coming to terms with a new life. Depending on his attitude, that life will include treatment.

Police begin grim search for fire victims

Burnt houses at Dunalley on the east coast of Tasmania after a bushfire ravaged the town.

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.

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.

More than 1000 died in Tasmanian war, says historian

Liffey Falls

Andrew Darby LIFFEY FALLS ranks high in the contest for Tasmania's prettiest. Veils of white water cascade over stepped rock benches as the river flows from the Great Western Tiers above to the grazing country...

Gunns boss accused of inside trade

John Gay.

Andrew Darby and Lucy Battersby Former Gunns Limited boss John Gay charged with insider trading after selling millions of dollars worth of shares before a major slump in the timber company's share price.

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.