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

Jobs to go at ABC as production unit axed

Mark Scott, ABC

Andrew Darby ABC boss Mark Scott has provoked an outcry after axing its Tasmanian television production unit.

Man feared dead, at least 80 properties lost in Tasmanian bushfires

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.

Memories revived as dark inferno revisits Dunalley

A scene of devastation in Dunalley.

Andrew Darby The fire that came for Dunalley brought a dark rhythm with it.

Pokie reform going ahead, says Wilkie

Progress is being made towards a May deadline to put in place measures aimed at limiting what gamblers could bet and lose.

Andrew Darby, David Wroe THE pokies-reform MP Andrew Wilkie has brushed aside doubts about the government's commitment to tackling problem gambling, insisting that reforms to limit pokie losses will materialise.

Bluefin tuna fishing quota increases as numbers rise

Bluefin Tuna

Andrew Darby THE fishing quota for prized southern bluefin tuna has been lifted from its all-time low, in what fishers say is proof the severely depleted species is recovering.