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 Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood, AC, is gravely ill after a kidney cancer operation, the state's Government House said on Monday.
Andrew Darby Peter Underwood, AC, a British child migrant who grew up to become Chief Justice and then Governor of Tasmania, has died in office after suffering kidney cancer.
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Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.
Andrew Darby Tasmanian premier-elect Will Hodgman has told environment groups their days of holding governments to ransom are over, as he dismissed warnings against reviving the state's forests conflict.
Andrew Darby Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.
Andrew Darby The first independent opinion poll taken since the Tasmanian state election was called shows the Liberal party headed for majority government on March 15.
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.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's bid to be first state to legalise same sex marriage is facing its toughest test in the state's upper house, where an advocate is calling for change though it may end up in the High Court.
Andrew Darby Federal and Tasmanian governments swing in behind state's landmark forests peace deal.
Andrew Darby Man known as an international founding father of health economics said to have been murdered.
Andrew Darby POLICE have discounted media claims that up to 100 people are missing victims of the Tasmanian bushfires.
Andrew Darby Just a fortnight after wading into the sea to hide beneath a jetty, a Tasmanian family whose bushfire survival story resonated globally are keen to rebuild.
Andrew Darby Hot, dry and windy conditions have sparked a fresh spate of bushfires threatening homes in Tasmania.
Andrew Darby After decades of conflict, Tasmania's old growth forests have won protection on the World Heritage list.
Andrew Darby THE incoming Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings, steeped in Labor tradition from the age of three, is set to walk a tightrope between reviving the party and maintaining power-sharing government with...
Andrew Darby THE 38-year-old Treasurer of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, will cap a fast rise to the top when she is sworn in as premier today, replacing David Bartlett in a surprise transition.
Andrew Darby Tasmania will fall into net debt, borrowing to pay its bills, as the smallest state battles sluggish economic growth running close to recession.
Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.
Andrew Darby A fresh controversy is brewing over the use of factory ships in Australian waters, with a plan to bring in a 4400-tonne east European-owned ship.