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Greens back Garrett on whaling

Poll shows 81% think Howard not doing enough
 
Greens Leader Bob Brown says that the shadow Environment Minister Peter Garrett will get Greens support for pursuing legal action against Japanese whaling.
 
"We back action against Japan in the international courts and we back naval patrols to interrupt illegal whaling activity and to film and document the slaughter so the world can see what shameful, bloody business whaling is," Senator Brown said.
 

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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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Minister Do-little cannot point the finger over whales – Greens

"Federal Minister for the Environment Campbell's failure to intervene on Japanese whaling in Australia's Antarctic waters leaves him in no position to criticise the Sea Shepherd and its crew," Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said today.
 
"Senator Campbell has condemned the Sea Shepherd but refused to send an Australian observation vessel to the Japanese killing grounds," Senator Brown said.
 

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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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