NZ whaling decision flawed, says Garrett

Brigid Glanville; 1/4/10

The Federal Government says it is very concerned by New Zealand’s compromise proposal with Japan to allow a set number of whales to be killed. New Zealand has agreed to a plan that would give whaling countries the right to kill 1,500 whales a year, and its whaling commissioner plans to put forward the proposal at international talks in June. But Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett says Australia will strongly argue its case for a blanket ban on hunting.

See:; NZ anti-whaler hit with injury charge; 1/4/10;;  Whaling compromise would break election promise; Lenore Taylor; 3/4/10;