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Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1308—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that Australia's legal action against Japanese whaling will begin in the International Court of Justice, The Hague, on 26 June 2013, and will be followed closely by all Australians who have expressed significant concern about the annual slaughter of whales in Antarctic waters; and

 (b) urges the Government to outline how a positive result for Australia in this court case will be enforced by Australia and what financial provisions have been made to resource the enforcement efforts.

Statement by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.