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Government must act on whaling now

The Greens today called on the Australian government to immediately initiate legal action against Japan on whaling.

"The diplomatic approach has spectacularly failed. It is time for real action," said Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on whaling.

"The Australian Government has not saved any whales with the so called diplomatic approach, we need a new approach."

"International legal experts say there is a good case to take legal action on several fronts."

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A simple question on Whaling

My question today is to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage. I seek further information on the actions the government intends to take on whaling. I refer to the answer given by the minister yesterday in response to a question by Senator Andrew Bartlett. If the government is not contemplating legal action, can the minister explain what diplomatic and other actions he will be taking to halt the greatly expanded Japanese whaling program?

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