澳大利亞在野黨新領袖反對政府氣候法案
文章來源:未知 文章作者:meng 發布時間:2009-12-01 05:48 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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Australia's opposition1 Liberal Party has elected a new leader, amid a searing row over the government's carbon trading laws.

澳大利亞在野黨自由黨選出一位新領袖,試圖與政府的二氧化碳排放法案達成一致意見。

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The emissions scheme row has split the Liberal Party down the middle

Tony Abbott was chosen to replace Malcolm Turnbull at a Canberra meeting.

Mr Turnbull had backed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's emissions trading scheme (ETS), but Mr Abbott opposes it.

The government needs the support of the Liberals to pass the legislation in the Senate. The Liberal revolt(叛亂,反抗) throws Mr Rudd's plans into turmoil(騷動,混).

Mr Rudd had wanted the legislation to pass the Senate - where his party does not have a majority - by the start of the Copenhagen climate change summit next week.

Last week he secured Mr Turnbull's support for the bill, prompting the angry reaction from some Liberal lawmakers that triggered the leadership challenge.

Climate centrepiece

Mr Abbott won the final vote against Mr Turnbull by 42 votes to 41. A third challenger, Joe Hockey, was eliminated in first-round voting.

Minutes after his victory, Mr Abbott told a news conference that he would fight the ETS bill.

"We will seek to refer the legislation to [a Senate] committee for further scrutiny3. If we cannot get the support for that course of action we will oppose the legislation in the Senate this week," he said.

"I think on something of this magnitude(大小,重要), it is much more important to get it right than to rush it," he added.

The government's immediate4 hopes of passing the bill now rest on the possibility of some opposition lawmakers rebelling and voting with it.

But if the Senate fails to back the scheme - as now looks likely - Mr Rudd could call a snap(立刻,馬上) election, correspondents say.

Opinion polls suggest he would win such an election and could then pass his climate legislation in a joint5 sitting of parliament.

But, says the BBC's Nick Bryant in Sydney, the issue is complicated by the onset6(開始,攻擊) of the southern summer, when political hostilities7 tend to be put on hold.

The ETS, aimed at reducing Australia's carbon footprint, is the centrepiece(中心裝飾品) of the government's environmental strategy.

Mr Rudd wants to cut Australia's carbon emissions by up to 25% from 2000 levels by 2020.

But some opposition politicians question the scientific case for global warming and the energy lobby says the move would damage Australia's economy.

Australia has the highest per capita(人) carbon emissions among developed nations and coal is its biggest export.



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1 opposition eIUxU     
n.反對,敵對
參考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.該黨領袖在自己的黨內遇到了反對。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察設法制住了那個囚犯的反抗。
2 emissions 1a87f8769eb755734e056efecb5e2da9     
排放物( emission的名詞復數 ); 散發物(尤指氣體)
參考例句:
  • Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to carbon emissions. 大多數科學家都相信氣候變化與排放的含碳氣體有關。
  • Dangerous emissions radiate from plutonium. 危險的輻射物從钚放散出來。
3 scrutiny ZDgz6     
n.詳細檢查,仔細觀察
參考例句:
  • His work looks all right,but it will not bear scrutiny.他的工作似乎很好,但是經不起仔細檢查。
  • Few wives in their forties can weather such a scrutiny.很少年過四十的妻子經得起這么仔細的觀察。
4 immediate aapxh     
adj.立即的;直接的,最接近的;緊靠的
參考例句:
  • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近鄰認為他們有責任去拜訪。
  • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我們主張立即召開這個會議。
5 joint m3lx4     
adj.聯合的,共同的;n.關節,接合處;v.連接,貼合
參考例句:
  • I had a bad fall,which put my shoulder out of joint.我重重地摔了一跤,肩膀脫臼了。
  • We wrote a letter in joint names.我們聯名寫了封信。
6 onset bICxF     
n.進攻,襲擊,開始,突然開始
參考例句:
  • The drug must be taken from the onset of the infection.這種藥必須在感染的最初期就開始服用。
  • Our troops withstood the onset of the enemy.我們的部隊抵擋住了敵人的進攻。
7 hostilities 4c7c8120f84e477b36887af736e0eb31     
n.戰爭;敵意(hostility的復數);敵對狀態;戰事
參考例句:
  • Mexico called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. 墨西哥要求立即停止敵對行動。
  • All the old hostilities resurfaced when they met again. 他們再次碰面時,過去的種種敵意又都冒了出來。
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