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 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 When Tony Burke went to the Environment portfolio there was always a question about how much of his old job in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry would go with him.
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 IN A carefully handwritten statement addressed to the ''Ladies and Gentlemen of the press'', Christine Milne launched her first tilt at elected office 23 years ago.
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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.