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 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 Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.
Andrew Darby Australia's polar hero, Douglas Mawson, survived an epic Antarctic ordeal after he deliberately starved his surviving companion to death and possibly ate him, a new book suggests.
Andrew Darby An Australian team is en route to help with a US medical emergency in the depths of the Antarctic winter.
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.
Andrew Darby Sea Shepherd activists are planning to take their anti-whaling campaign to Japan's doorstep for the first time.
Andrew Darby CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay - not a man known for mincing his words - says it tastes of nothing.
Andrew Darby ABC boss Mark Scott has provoked an outcry after axing its Tasmanian television production unit.
Andrew Darby THE Japanese government has confirmed plans to go whaling in the Antarctic this summer amid speculation over the late departure of a key ship.
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 The fire that came for Dunalley brought a dark rhythm with it.
Andrew Darby The former Greens leader will be at the helm of this season's Antarctic campaign against Japanese whalers.
Andrew Darby CONSERVATIONISTS tried to halt a new attempt by the Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru to refuel as a military icebreaker reached the conflict off the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Andrew Darby Japanese whalers appear to have abandoned their Antarctic hunt, with Sea Shepherd activists saying they are tracking the fleet as it steams away from the Southern Ocean.
Andrew Darby Brave perhaps, but a nude winter solstice swim on a freezing Hobart morning was not art.
Andrew Darby Conservationists in Tasmania have won a Federal Court action overthrowing the approval by former environment minister Tony Burke of a controversial mine in the Tarkine region.
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.
Andrew Darby A child pornography case against former ABC presenter Andy Muirhead has been told Australian Federal Police checks of a computer recovered 39,000 deleted files.