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Monday, 29 May 2006
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament:

Certain citizens of Australia draw to the attention of the House:

The Howard Government’s failure to protect the whale population in Australian waters despite laws passed by the Parliament in 1999 which gave it the power to do so.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to call on the Howard Government to:

(1)   Take all necessary legal steps to enforce Australian laws creating an Australian Whale Sanctuary in the Southern Ocean and making it an offence to kill or injure whales in Australian waters.

(2)   Stop the slaughter of whales once and for all by taking Japan to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

by Ms Hall (from 305 citizens)