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 As Japan's most tumultuous Antarctic whaling season yet draws to a close, it seems everybody dodged, if not a harpoon, then a bullet.
Andrew Darby It might be funny if it wasn't serious. Britain has stamped oversize boots on Antarctica, to the fury of others.
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 It's always hard to truly measure what happens out there, at sea. No more so than in the case of that fisherman's foe, the seal.
Andrew Darby As a lengthening line of regretful politicians shows, if they're going to play the social media game they need to clearly understand the consequences.
Andrew Darby Out here in the sticks, it's time to thank big city taxpayers for the travelling show that is the Rudd Government's community cabinet.