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Australia sues Japan over controversial whaling
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Japan said Tuesday it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales per year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban. ... Read More

Australia gets its 1st female PM as Rudd ousted
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CANBERRA, Australia - (AP) Australia's ruling Labor Party ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday in a sudden, stunning revolt that also delivered the country its first female leader. Rudd's deputy, Julia Gillard, was elected leader in... Read More

Australia rejects proposal for limited whale hunts
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CANBERRA Australia - (APINTL) Australia rejected an International Whaling Commission proposal that would allow limited commercial whaling for the first time in 25 years, dismissing it Wednesday as a huge step back for whale conservation efforts. There... Read More

Australia worries about Rio Tinto verdict
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SYDNEY - (AP) Australia's leader said Tuesday that secrecy surrounding China's trial of four Rio Tinto workers for commercial espionage leaves room for doubt about the convictions. Canberra says the jail sentence handed to Australian citizen... Read More

Australia to take Japan to court over whaling
Posted on 28 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CANBERRA, Australia - (AP) Australia has announced it will take Japan to the International Court of Justice in a bid to prevent it whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Attorney-General Robert McClelland say it underlines... Read More

Countries paying teen's rescue cost defend sea law
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ADELAIDE, Australia - (AP) The first day Abby Sunderland was stranded in the Southern Ocean, Australia's rescue agency chartered a jet to fly over the area where her emergency beacon was activated. The 11-hour flight cost an estimated 110,000 Australian... Read More

Australia plans to change 'racist' welfare policy
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CANBERRA Australia - (APINTL) Australia plans to reform a policy criticized as racist for restricting how Outback Aborigines spend their welfare checks by applying it to recipients regardless of ethnicity, the prime minister said Wednesday. The government... Read More