Australian Prime Minister plans on watching the whalers

Kevin Rudd, the new Australian Prime Minister, has made his first public statements since coming to power about the action the Australian Government will take to challenge the Government of Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling in the Southern Ocean.

"We take seriously Australia's international obligations on the proper protection of whales. We have said in the past that we would look at measures which would fortify any future case to be brought before international legal tribunals on the implementation of Japan's whaling policies, in particular Japan's assertion that these are for research purposes and not commercial purposes.”
"We are therefore actively considering the appropriate measures for the collection of data which would assist in any future legal case which the Government may embark on in the future."

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