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

Tasmania's forests now a defining national issue

Tasmania's Tarkine Forest.

Andrew Darby Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.

Liberals set to seize power in Tasmania

Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.

New premier, old fight in Tasmania

Tasmanian State Liberal leader Will Hodgman

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.

Poll shows Liberals cruising for a win in Tasmania

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.

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.

Tasmania's old growth forests win heritage protection

In contrast to denser rainforests that are hard to move through, the Tarkine has a tall, cathedrallike canopy that towers over the open spaces below.
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Andrew Darby After decades of conflict, Tasmania's old growth forests have won protection on the World Heritage list.

Same sex marriage debate begins in Tasmania

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.

Historic conservation deal offers peace for Tasmania

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Andrew Darby Federal and Tasmanian governments swing in behind state's landmark forests peace deal.

Health academic killed in Tasmania

An academic is said to have been murdered in Tasmania.

Andrew Darby Man known as an international founding father of health economics said to have been murdered.

Tasmania police allay fears 100 missing

Tasmania Police Acting Commissioner Scott Tilyard.

Andrew Darby POLICE have discounted media claims that up to 100 people are missing victims of the Tasmanian bushfires.

Tasmania fire survivors ready to rebuild

Burnt houses at Dunalley

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.

Tasmania under new fire threat

23 May 2012, news, story by Chris Knaus, photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Unveiling of the new ACT Emergency Services Agency training centre in Hume. Generic image of protective fire fighting clothing

Andrew Darby Hot, dry and windy conditions have sparked a fresh spate of bushfires threatening homes in Tasmania.

Tasmania dips into debt

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.

Personal is political as Giddings takes the reins in Tasmania

Giddings

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...

Tasmania to swear in female premier today

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.

Liberals claim victory in Tasmanian state election

Tasmanian State Liberal leader Will Hodgman

Andrew Darby Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.

Liberals targeted Palmer United Party 'threat' with spin campaign in Tasmanian election

Will Hodgman

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...

Grief for Great Barrier Reef, say environmentalists

GreatBarrierReef

Tom Arup, Andrew Darby They are two of Australia's most celebrated places of natural beauty, sitting at either end of the country. Both are world heritage protected.

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings sacks Greens ministers ahead of election

Tasmanian Premier and Treasurer Lara Giddings, speaks to the media after the Treasurers' meeting in Canberra, at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 27 November 2013.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Andrew Darby Tasmanian Labor Premier Lara Giddings is sacking two Greens ministers who supported her minority government as she prepares to announce an election date.