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 One of the better how-to guides for humble folk dealing with a big business promising great change is a 1983 film called Local Hero.
Andrew Darby Be careful what you wish for. In the case of Tasmanians who have set out to help asylum seekers, it's perhaps the most challenging group possible: lone boys.
Andrew Darby Memory lane. It always has more twists and turns than we might think. Take the latest Australian investment cherry to be tasted by China.
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 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.