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Greens demand government take action on whaling death fleet

The Howard government should call in the Japanese Ambassador and demand the Japanese whaling fleet stay out of Australia's Antarctic waters, Greens leader Bob Brown said in Adelaide today.
The Japanese whaling fleet set out for Antarctica today.
"Instead of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with Prime Minister Fukuda, John Howard should be demanding this assault of Australia's whales be stopped," Senator Brown said.
"The prospect of 50 humpback and nearly 1000 other whales being slaughtered this summer disgusts most Australians and requires much stronger action from the Howard government," Senator Brown said.
"The government should seek an injunction in the world court using legal advice from Professor Rothwell at ANU.
"A naval presence should be in the Antarctic to show the world what a bloody, appalling practice Tokyo is hosting.
"Australia should suspend cultural exchanges with Japan until the assault on Aussie culture is withdrawn," Senator Brown said.
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