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 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 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 Bill narrowly voted down in the lower house of the Tasmanian parliament by margin of 13-11.
Andrew Darby A bushfire inquiry has found that the Tasmania Fire Service failed to act on computer modelling that showed on the night before the town of Dunalley was hit last January that it was likely to be...
Andrew Darby Turns out it's the little things we need to worry about in climate change.
Andrew Darby, Hobart Ross Langdon, the young Australian architect killed in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, has been buried on the island he left to make good.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's deputy premier calls media conference to flatly deny punching man at AFL Grand Final.
Andrew Darby As the loss of gifted young couple Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz in the Nairobi attack reverberates globally, the Tasmanian architect's family have spoken of their grief.
Andrew Darby Activists are calling for the release of two Australians detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker after armed Russian officers stormed it using helicopters and ropes.
Andrew Darby Conservationists in Tasmania have won a Federal Court action overthrowing the approval by former environment minister Tony Burke of a controversial mine in the Tarkine region.
Andrew Darby Justin Gleeson, SC, points to a gaping hole at the heart of Japan's 'scientific' program.
Andrew Darby Digital divide still being strongly felt in network's lauch town of Hobart.
Andrew Darby Japan's expert witness in the whaling case casts doubt on number of whales killed.
Andrew Darby Japan claims clear and indisputable legal right to determine alone how it will conduct its Antarctic scientific whaling, at the International Court of Justice.
Andrew Darby After decades of conflict, Tasmania's old growth forests have won protection on the World Heritage list.
Andrew Darby Australia's $20 million legal bid to end Japan's "research" whaling in the Antarctic is set to begin hearings against a determined defence led by a top Japanese official.
Andrew Darby Brave perhaps, but a nude winter solstice swim on a freezing Hobart morning was not art.
Andrew Darby A $44 million federal government bailout of struggling logging contractors has ended in anger.
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 An attempt by Western nations, including Australia, to build support for big Antarctic marine reserves has been rebuffed by the fishing powers.