Liberal MPs are considering taking the floor to support climate change legislation

The coalition is expected to decide at a party meeting whether to block or support the Albanian government’s climate change legislation.

The government’s bill will enshrine its emissions reduction targets of 43 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

Opposition leader Peter Dutton, who will address the coalition party’s first substantive meeting in Canberra on Tuesday, has previously said he does not support the legislation.
But a number of Liberal MPs are considering taking the floor to support the bill.
Liberal MP Warren Entsch said he was “open-minded” to legislation.
“I’m not worried about the number, I just want to be sure there is an absolute way to do it,” he told Guardian Australia.

Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg previously said he was also considering taking the floor to support the bill.

Independent Allegraspender, who ousted moderate Liberal Dave Sharma from Wentworth’s east Sydney seat over a climate campaign campaign, said she would “absolutely” vote in favor of the bill.
“I think businesses want certainty… so they can make the investments they need to remove carbon from our economy,” she told Sky News.

“I will absolutely support this legislation, but I want the government to go further and I will urge them to take bigger political action there.”

Greens undecided on climate law

Labor has a majority in the House of Commons but needs additional votes in the Senate to pass the bill.
She is hoping for the support of 12 greens and a crossbencher.

But the Greens, who met on Tuesday for their meeting in the party hall, have not yet agreed on whether they will support the bill.

Green Party leader Adam Bandt has previously indicated that he would prefer the legislation to be improved and passed, but he remained concerned about the bill.
Greens have said the proposed target would not go far enough to reduce emissions and also want an end to new coal and gas development.
The party has also expressed doubts about whether the proposed legislation would make the government accountable enough to meet the target.

The law, which is before the House of Commons, was submitted to a Senate committee due to report on August 31.

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