Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Standing up for New Zealand values

New Zealanders love whales. New Zealanders hate whaling. So you'd expect the New Zealand government to be joining the Australian government's case to prevent Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary before the International Court of Justice, right?

Wrong. Instead, we're just standing on the sidelines:

New Zealand won't join in Australian court action over Japanese whaling but will have input into the case.

The Government has decided not to file as a party to Australia's legal action in the International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, against Japanese 'scientific whaling' in the Southern Ocean.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a government which stood up for New Zealand values for once, rather than ignoring them in the hope of selling more milk? A government which represented all of us, rather than just a few greedy farmers?

National is not such a government. We should vote them out and get a government which will properly represent us on the world stage.