'Insult to every voter': Australia criticised as Japan attempts to resume commercial whaling

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Australia to send a junior minister for only a brief visit to key meeting of International Whaling Commission

Australia’s commitment to ocean conservation is being questioned after the government chose to send a junior minister for only a brief visit to a key meeting of the International Whaling Commission, where Japan will attempt to lift a 30-year ban on commercial whaling.

Senator Anne Ruston, the assistant minister for international development and the Pacific, is due to arrive in Florianópolis, Brazil, on 8 September but will leave on 10 September, four days before the conclusion of the meeting.

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