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

Australian arrested in Sea Shepherd whale hunt protest

Andrew Darby An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.

The river runs free and wild


Andrew Darby The shaggy tea-trees on Rock Island are still there: exactly the same trees, little changed in a generation.

Whale of a time over for our monsters of the deep

A sperm whale calf only hours old, born off the southwest coast of Guam 15 June 2001 swims towards a photographer.

Andrew Darby Moby Dick's descendants are in trouble. Sperm whales are failing to recover from whaling in Australia, 30 years after the great predators were last harpooned.

Bid to ban cigarettes for anyone born after 2000

Proposed 'plain-packaged' cigarette packet

Andrew Darby and Amy Corderoy Tasmania's upper house is calling for a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000.

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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.

Asylum seekers to cross Bass Strait

Andrew Darby Hobart Kirsty Needham ASYLUM seekers in the country's newest immigration detention centre face a cold Tasmanian winter in barracks, but a warmer welcome from key state leaders.