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 Tasmania's forest industry is in meltdown, with one-time timber giant Gunns Ltd admitting it lacks confidence its flagship $2.3 billion pulp mill will go ahead.
Andrew Darby ANDY MUIRHEAD sat in the dock with his chin up throughout the child pornography case against him - except when the Tasmanian Chief Justice, Ewan Crawford, ordered that some of the images be shown.
Andrew Darby Former ABC host Andy Muirhead was a regular and consistent viewer of pornography involving children as young as three, a court heard today.
Andrew Darby Former ABC presenter Andrew Muirhead is to plead guilty in a long-running child pornography case, a court heard today.
Andrew Darby South Korea's move to resume whaling could add weight to Australia's legal challenge against Japan's contentious hunt, according to an international law expert.
Andrew Darby The Coalition puts its weight behind the world heritage listing of Antarctica, a boost for an environmental cause sharply dividing polar experts.
Andrew Darby Tasmania will fall into net debt, borrowing to pay its bills, as the smallest state battles sluggish economic growth running close to recession.
Andrew Darby There are two booms under way in Australia, and scientists warn they are on collision course.
Andrew Darby Greens leader Christine Milne has won internal backing to broaden the party's appeal with the choice of a moderate businessman to replace the retiring Senator Bob Brown.
Andrew Darby LIFFEY FALLS ranks high in the contest for Tasmania's prettiest. Veils of white water cascade over stepped rock benches as the river flows from the Great Western Tiers above to the grazing country...
Andrew Darby Two prison officers were held captive by a group of maximum security prisoners at Tasmania's troubled Risdon prison today.
Andrew Darby Two prison officers were held by a group of maximum security prisoners at Tasmania's troubled Risdon prison today.
By Andrew Darby It was the flaw that made Roald Amundsen's superhuman feat seem mortal after all.
Daniel Flitton, Andrew Darby, Nicole Hasham and Vince Chadwick TONY ABBOTT has homed in on Labor's grip on power after the independent MP Andrew Wilkie withdrew his support for the government.
Andrew Darby Independent MP Andrew Wilkie is today holding on to the hope that his deal with the government can bring "meaningful" poker machine reform into law by his long-standing May deadline.
Andrew Darby, David Wroe THE pokies-reform MP Andrew Wilkie has brushed aside doubts about the government's commitment to tackling problem gambling, insisting that reforms to limit pokie losses will materialise.
Andrew Darby A CENTURY after Australia's pioneering Antarctic expedition sailed south, the renewed polar national interest is facing a giant ice obstacle.
Andrew Darby, Hobart Tasmanians are said to have been shocked by an Indian train fire that killed one woman and injured three others.
Andrew Darby and Lucy Battersby Former Gunns Limited boss John Gay charged with insider trading after selling millions of dollars worth of shares before a major slump in the timber company's share price.
Andrew Darby A BID to restore emergency National Heritage protection to the Tarkine wilderness in Tasmania's north-west has been launched by environmentalists to head off a ''Pilbara-style'' mine in the...