Tuesday, 11 September 2018
I, and also on behalf of Senator Hanson-Young, move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will be meeting in Brazil this week to discuss Japan's proposal for a partial repeal of a moratorium on commercial whaling that has held since 1985;
(b) further notes that the Government has sent the Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Ruston, to represent Australia for two days of the IWC; and
(c) calls on the Federal Government to send the Minister for the Environment to Brazil immediately for the final days of the IWC.