Australia to make military decision about whales

On December 3rd, Australia's new Prime Minister will attend the first meeting of his new cabinet.  The first agenda item to be tabled is expected to be the issue of using the Australian military to stop Japan from hunting whales in Australian waters.  Incoming environment minister, Peter Garrett, will raise the issue himself.  The Labour Party often pledged during the election that they'd employ the Navy to "put pressure" on Japanese ships in the Southern ocean, and they're not planning to sweep the issue under the rug with the rest of the world watching.  At the very least, Australia may use long-range aircraft to gather evidence against the Japanese whaling ships, and that evidence could then be used in international court.

Leigh-Ann Gerow

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