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Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Page: 2111

Senator BOB BROWN (Leader of the Australian Greens) (3:45 PM) —I move:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes the courage of Pete Bethune, the captain of the Sea Shepherd boat the Ady Gil, which was sunk in the Southern Ocean while trying to protect whales from illegal poaching; and

(b)   calls on the Australian Government to use all diplomatic channels to provide support for Captain Bethune following his arrest in Japan on trespass charges.