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 ABC boss Mark Scott has provoked an outcry after axing its Tasmanian television production unit.
Andrew Darby The shaggy tea-trees on Rock Island are still there: exactly the same trees, little changed in a generation.
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.
Andrew Darby and Amy Corderoy Tasmania's upper house is calling for a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000.
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.