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 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, 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, 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 ABC boss Mark Scott has provoked an outcry after axing its Tasmanian television production unit.
Andrew Darby CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay - not a man known for mincing his words - says it tastes of nothing.
Andrew Darby Sea Shepherd activists are planning to take their anti-whaling campaign to Japan's doorstep for the first time.
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.
Andrew Darby There are two booms under way in Australia, and scientists warn they are on collision course.