The Rudd Government refuses to say how it will respond to Japanese whalers this season, even though they will soon sail for the Antarctic. After one year, no legal action has been taken, and a whale ambassador has not been appointed as promised. Environment Minister Peter Garrett is dodging any questions and still giving the spiel on continuing diplomatic and cooperative measures. However, nothing concrete has been planned, not even a customs vessel to monitor the whalers’ illegal presence. Our government condemns Sea Shepherd's "violent tactics" but they are the only organisation actually successful in peacefully saving whale lives! Diplomacy and legal action have achieved nothing. We the public are being "greenwashed" again with jargon, but the killing "research" keeps going on without any scientific basis! Surely, after tonnes and tonnes of whale flesh to study, Japan's (bogus) scientists would have found some research answers by now! Japan's whaling fleet, by entering and killing in the Antarctic, are violating many international and local laws and could easily be stopped. Our "friendship" and trade with Japan will allow their criminal violence against whales to continue.