Prime Minister Gillard and Premier Giddings committed to “immediately” reserve Tasmania’s High Conservation Value forests last August, backed by the logging industry and environmentalists, but since then some 10 square kilometres of the forests have been destroyed and another 10 square kilometres is earmarked for immediate destruction”, Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said.
Early this morning the Japanese harpoon ship Yushin Maru III was holding fast in Australia’s World Heritage Area and territorial waters off Macquarie Island. This is despite a call from Australia to have the ship exit our territory.
Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown says that the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru III, with harpoon up front, is now inside Australian territorial waters and the World Heritage area of the subantarctic Macquarie Island.
The Gillard government’s failure to do anything at all about this summer’s illegal Japanese whaling in Australia’s Antarctic waters leaves the Prime Minister’s admonition of three whaling activists looking insipid, Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown said in Hobart today.