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Greens urge Rudd to explain raid on Steve Irwin

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Bob Brown 21 Feb 2009

Greens Leader Bob Brown has demanded that the Rudd Government explain the raid on the Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling ship Steve Irwin.

Senator Brown today has written to the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd calling for an immediate explanation on how the raid could be justified, or in the nation's interest.

"Otherwise Mr Rudd should order the immediate return of the film and other materials seized from the Steve Irwin to Sea Shepherd and the international media organisations which are aboard."

"If this action was taken at the behest of the Japanese authorities it will outrage many Australians."

"The Australian Federal Police can expect detailed questioning from the Greens at Senate Estimates this coming week," Senator Brown said.

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