July 26, 2009

CALL THE VOTE BEFORE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY GETS GOING AGAIN:

Australian Opposition To Vote Down Carbon Scheme (Javno, 7/26/09)

Australia's opposition leader reiterated on Sunday the coalition would vote against the government's proposed carbon emissions trading scheme next month unless it is changed, in a move which could trigger a snap election.

The controversial package of 11 bills is set for a vote in the upper house Senate on Aug. 13, and its progress is being keenly watched around the world. The government does not control the upper house and needs an extra seven votes to get it through.

If the scheme does not go through, the Labor government could have a trigger to call an early election, which polls suggest it would easily win. [...]

The opposition, which controls the largest Senate voting bloc, is struggling for support in polls and would prefer a late 2010 election on the issue of government debt and economic management, rather than fight early on climate change.


Climate change legislation is economic management.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 26, 2009 8:12 AM
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