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 Picture a continent governed by unelected officials from a select group of countries whose decisions are all made behind closed doors.
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.