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 The vote was about as close as they get in this Federal Parliament. It was 71 for keeping the system of marine reserves that had taken 20 years' work to achieve, and 70 against.
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 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 Replacing Bob