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

Armed Russians detain Australian Greenpeace activists

Andrew Darby Activists are calling for the release of two Australians detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker after armed Russian officers stormed it using helicopters and ropes.

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 granted bail

Greenpeace International Radio operator Colin Russell

Andrew Darby Australian Greenpeace activist Colin Russell has been granted bail, the last of the Arctic 30 to leave detention in Russia on hooliganism charges.

Activists plan to confront whalers in Japanese waters

Andrew Darby Sea Shepherd activists are planning to take their anti-whaling campaign to Japan's doorstep for the first time.

Shark species under threat from barbaric live finning

shark fin

Andrew Darby CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay - not a man known for mincing his words - says it tastes of nothing.

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.

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.

Japanese whalers end hunt, says Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker (right) colliding with the Japanese whaling fleet fuel tanker the San Laurel.

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.

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.

Wilkie clings to pokies hope

Andrew Wilkie

Andrew Darby Independent MP Andrew Wilkie is today holding on to the hope that his deal with the government can bring "meaningful" poker machine reform into law by his long-standing May deadline.

Whales in line of fire as mining takes off

Andrew Darby There are two booms under way in Australia, and scientists warn they are on collision course.