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Government needs less talk, more action on whaling

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 14 Feb 2008

The Australian Greens today once again called on the Government to take legal action over whaling in Australian Antarctic waters.

"After talking up their response, the new Labor Government have done little more than the previous Howard government to tackle the whale slaughter," said Greens spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert.

"The Senate today passed my motion urging the Government to immediately commence legal action to stop the slaughter of our whale population. We look forward to an immediate commencement of real action by this Government."

"There is a wealth of international legal advice already available that shows there are a number of fruitful legal avenues to pursue. While the government continue 'giving serious consideration' to legal action more whales will be killed."

"The Japanese whaling fleet are still in our Antarctic waters and whales are still dying painfully and unnecessarily," she concluded.

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