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ENVIRONMENT—WHALING

Senator Siewert, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1140—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that the whaling presence in the Australian Antarctic Territory now includes a Japanese self-defence vessel with a capacity for 250 personnel as well as a Korean flagged refuelling tanker; and

 (b) calls on the Government to take urgent action to address the escalating situation, including sending a monitoring vessel to observe the whale hunt.

Question put and passed.