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Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Page: 6054

Senator WHISH-WILSON (Tasmania) (16:08): 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.