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Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. [2015] FCA 1275 (November 18, 2015)
Federal Court of Australia

In earlier proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia issued injunctions blocking a Japanese whaling company (Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.) from killing, injuring, taking, or interfering with any Antarctic minke whale, fin whale, or humpback whale in the Australian Whale Sanctuary unless specifically authorized under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.  Para. 5. 

Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan)

Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand Intervening) (March 31, 2014)
International Court of Justice

Australia, with New Zealand intervening as a non-party, asked the ICJ to adjudge and declare Japan in violation of its obligations under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and other international agreements in the authorization and implementation of whaling "special permits" in the Southern Ocean.

Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc.

Warkworth Mining Ltd. v. Bulga Milbrodale Progress Ass’n Inc. [2014] NSWCA 105
New South Wales Court of Appeal

A mining company applied to expand an existing open-cut coal mine, the Warkworth Mine, located in the Hunter Valley of the state of New South Wales.  The company sought to mine areas that had previously been deemed uneconomical due to lower coal prices.  These areas had been designated previously as “non-disturbance” areas under prior authorizations. 

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