Australia's legal challenge to Japanese whaling is nothing more than show business. Our Government is taking a case to the International Court of Justice knowing that there is little chance of succeeding. The charade is being played out so Labor can pretend to those who actually care about whaling that it is keeping its promise before the last election.
Proof of the complete cynicism of this legal action is that launching it was delayed long enough for the case not to actually be heard before the forthcoming election. The Government did not want the embarrassment of being defeated in the International court before people voted.