The Australian parliament has rejected government plans to introduce an ambitious carbon trading scheme to tackle global warming.
The measure was the centrepiece of the government’s environment plans, and would have cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5% over the next 10 years.
But opposition senators who control the upper house feared the legislation would harm the country’s mining sector.
The government can re-introduce the legislation after three months.
Climate Change Minister Penny Wong confirmed after the Senate defeat by 42 votes to 30 that the government would seek to do this.
via BBC NEWS.
Australian celebrities must not have the pulling power New Zealand celebs have. They’re unable to get a scheme that would reduce emissions by 5% to pass…meanwhile NZ’s celebrities have managed to get a 10-20% target to pass(even though said target would involve shooting cows!)