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Australia loses initiative on whaling

Australia loses initiative on whaling

Australia's government, which has led anti-whaling efforts at international level to stop whaling, has lost the initiative after its failure to set against the Japanese whaling fleet this summer, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

"The latest world reprimand to Japan was led by Brazil and announced in London. The Howard government was left to a follow-up announcement in Canberra," Senator Brown said.

"As with the Kyoto protocol and logging of native forests, the Howard government has lost Australia's role as a global environmental leader on whaling. Greenpeace is doing Mr Howard's job," Senator Brown said.

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