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 Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.
Andrew Darby When the world's last whaling factory ship ,the Nisshin Maru, left the Antarctic at the end of this past summer, it did something different.
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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 Winning Liberal leader Will Hodgman claimed an emphatic mandate for change in the Tasmanian election.
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 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...
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.
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.
Andrew Darby Australia's polar hero, Douglas Mawson, survived an epic Antarctic ordeal after he deliberately starved his surviving companion to death and possibly ate him, a new book suggests.
Andrew Darby The Abbott government has been rebuked by Japan and New Zealand for ditching Australia's commitment to monitor closely its catch of the endangered southern bluefin tuna.
Andrew Darby The Abbott government has been rebuked by Japan and New Zealand for ditching Australia's commitment to closely monitor its catch of the endangered southern bluefin tuna.
Andrew Darby Australian Greenpeace activist Colin Russell has been granted bail, the last of the Arctic 30 to leave detention in Russia on hooliganism charges.
Andrew Darby Australia's oldest operating mine, Mount Lyell, suspended operations after two of its maintenance crew died in a mine shaft fall on Monday.
Andrew Darby Freed Greenpeace activist Colin Russell said the Abbott government did too little, too late, to get him out from behind bars in Russia.
Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.
Andrew Darby A Japanese whaling ship pursuing a Sea Shepherd vessel stopped short of Australian waters, letting the activists steam clear and avoiding a confrontation with the federal government.
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.
Andrew Darby A pulp mill will again become a focal point of a Tasmanian state election after Premier Lara Giddings on Thursday flagged legislation that would help secure an environmental permit for the...
Andrew Darby The Australian government is pushing to rein in private operators in the Antarctic after the multimillion-dollar rescue of a University of NSW expedition that became caught in pack ice.