Claims human rights of tanker crew violated as Japan suspends whaling in Antarctica

Notes thrown by crew from the South Korean owned Panama registered tanker, Sun Laurel, used for refueling the Japanese whaling fleet, indicate at least some of the crew were taken to Antarctica without their consent or foreknowledge and have been denied means of communication with their families and the International Maritime Organisation about violations of their labour rights.

Related: Sea Shepherd: Whaling factory ship rams Korean fuel tanker and 3 activist ships | Whaling Fleet committed multiple breaches of international law says Sea Shepherd Director Bob Brown

Bayswater carbon pollution under legal challenge by NSW climate activists

Two members of Newcastle climate protest group Rising Tide are challenging in the NSW Land and Environment Court the amount of carbon pollution emissions allowed by the coal fired Bayswater Power Station owned by Macquarie Generation. Macquarie Generation produces 12 to 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide pollution every year.


HSI warns of pending legal action over japanese whaler spy flights

Media Release - January 6, 2010

Humane Society International (HSI) has warned it is prepared to take legal action against Australian companies that are reported to have been assisting Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, by providing their services to operate spy flights.

In January 2008, HSI secured an injunction against Japanese whale hunts in Australia's Antarctic territorial waters.