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 It's a telling sign of our Commonwealth that, after giving Tasmania free money, the Western Australian premier Colin Barnett went on to clip it under the economic ear.
Andrew Darby The federal government is spending too much energy defending itself against the merchants of fear and envy over asylum seekers. It doesn't need to.
Andrew Darby We try to be ethical about our seafood. Then someone new comes along and wags a finger.