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 A careful study of the ecosystem in the Australian Bight is essential before BP begins drilling for oil.
Andrew Darby A good environment-versus-development stoush seems so much part of Australian politics, it's hard to imagine life without it.
Andrew Darby When Michael Egan quit his job as New South Wales' longest-serving Treasurer in 2005, he declared a retiring ambition to learn to fish.
Andrew Darby Given the Legislative Council's reputation for hardline unpredictability, one local commentator recently likened it to the North Korea of the state's bicameral parliament.
Andrew Darby We try to be ethical about our seafood. Then someone new comes along and wags a finger.