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Rockntractor
11-28-2009, 09:35 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8382069.stm

Australia carbon emissions law hit by opposition revolt

Kevin Rudd's deal with the Liberals is in doubt


The Australian government's plans to enact a law for an emissions trading scheme have been thrown into chaos.

A revolt within the opposition Liberal Party means a key deadline for the Senate to pass the legislation has been missed.

Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull had agreed with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to pass the scheme in the Senate, where the government is in a minority.

If the Senate fails to pass the scheme, Mr Rudd can call a snap election.

That could be an appealing option, as he would be expected to win by a very big margin, seriously damaging the Liberals.

Political wilderness

The Senate adjourned on Friday - its last scheduled day of business in 2009 - but agreed to return on Monday to continue debate on the package of 11 bills.

There have been mass resignations from the opposition front bench, and the party is in open and angry rebellion. With a series of mass frontbench resignations on Thursday, and an open challenge from Tony Abbott, a senior party figure, even his supporters now concede that Malcolm Turnbull is political roadkill
Nick Bryant, BBC News, Sydney




Mr Turnbull said he would not stand down as leader. He warned that failure to support the climate change bill would consign the Liberals to the political wilderness.

"We would be wiped out," he told Australian radio. "The vast majority of Australians want to see action on climate change.

"If this legislation is knocked back, Kevin Rudd will have no choice but to go to a double dissolution election. This is a fundamental plank in his platform."
Whats going on down there Sonna?
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Sonnabend
11-29-2009, 12:32 AM
Whats going on down there Sonna?

Exactly what it says....the AGW bandwagon is about to come to a screeching halt.

PERMANENTLY.

Rockntractor
11-29-2009, 12:37 AM
Exactly what it says....the AGW bandwagon is about to come to a screeching halt.

PERMANENTLY.
I hope so. It needs to be brought to a halt and the people that started and propagated this movement should have criminal charges brought against them!

Sonnabend
11-29-2009, 12:40 AM
I hope so. It needs to be brought to a halt and the people that started and propagated this movement should have criminal charges brought against them!

We will see.