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Rachel Siewert 10 Mar 2010

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia) (4.40 pm)—I move: That the Senate—

(a) recognises the Australian community’s strong interest in the issue of illegal whaling;
(b) acknowledges the Government’s stated interest in pursuing legal action on this issue; and
(c) requests that the Australian Government send an embassy observer to the trial of Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, who are on trial in Japan for their role in exposing corruption in the government-funded whaling industry.

Question put. The Senate divided. [4.41 pm]

Ayes………… 7; Noes………… 30

Question negatived.

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