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 Peter Underwood, AC, a British child migrant who grew up to become Chief Justice and then Governor of Tasmania, has died in office after suffering kidney cancer.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood, AC, is gravely ill after a kidney cancer operation, the state's Government House said on Monday.
Andrew Darby World Heritage Committee took just seven minutes to summarily dismiss the Abbott government's bid to wind back protection from Tasmanian forests.
Andrew Darby A fresh controversy is brewing over the use of factory ships in Australian waters, with a plan to bring in a 4400-tonne east European-owned ship.
Andrew Darby A bid by the Abbott government to reduce world heritage protection for Tasmanian forests is considered likely to fail after it ruled out negotiating with other countries to get its proposal up.
Andrew Darby Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.
Andrew Darby Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice (ICJ) case Australia brought against them that bans their hunt.
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.
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 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 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.
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Andrew Darby A blockade mounted by Japanese whalers has broken the factory ship Nisshin Maru free of Sea Shepherd’s pursuit in the Antarctic.
Andrew Darby The world's largest fishing vessel, the factory freezer ship Lafayette, has turned up in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia.
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.
Andrew Darby Japanese whaling ships launched a mission to break a conservationist hold on their Antarctic hunt on Sunday, almost shaking their key factory ship free.
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 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.
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...