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

Overland backed for top public service post

Simon Overland.

Andrew Darby The Tasmanian government has backed the controversial former Victorian police commissioner Simon Overland as its Justice Department secretary, following an adverse Ombudsman’s report.

State launches island wind farm plan

Andrew Darby Hydro Tasmania's $2b proposal would bring King Island wind electricity ashore near Geelong.

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.

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.

Hundreds homeless but hopes up for no fatalities

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Andrew Darby More than 300 people are homeless as a result of the Tasmanian bushfires, according to the state government.