Australian voters want more actions on climate change: poll

12:57, June 27, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

A poll on Sunday found Australia' s Labor Party (ALP) would win votes if it takes stronger action on climate change, and people under financial pressure are the keenest to see strong action.

According to Australian Associated Press, an Auspoll of 1,000 people, commissioned by conservation groups and unions, found 83 percent were concerned about climate change.

Two-thirds of those polled could not see a difference between the two major parties on climate change.

"If Labor were to take stronger climate action, one in three said they would be more likely to vote ALP. This compares with 11 percent who said they were less likely to," the poll said.

Ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's decision to delay the emissions trading scheme (ETS) was seen as the breaking of a key promise, and contributed to his downfall.

Conservation groups are hoping the new Prime Minister Julia Gillard will take swifter climate action, but it is not clear if she will do so.

The Labor government expected to go to the election with a new policy on energy efficiency, and was shaping up to make more announcements on solar panels and wind farms.

Julia Gillard has become Australia's first female Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd stood down as Labor Party leader on Thursday morning.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
  • A visitor passes by in the exhibition of Istanbul design week on Sept. 28, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul design week will be hosting designers and design exhibitions from around the world in Istanbul from Sept 28 to Oct 2 with the participation of 25 countries. (Xinhua/Ma yan)
  • Red flag flies at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 28, 2011. A spokesperson with China's manned space program said Wednesday that fuel has been injected into the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket in preparation for launching the Tiangong-1 space module Thursday evening as planned. (Xinhua/Wang Jianmin)
  • A militant loyal to the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) waves in a tank near Bani Walid, one of the pro-Muammar Gaddafi strongholds, on Sept. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
  • Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City on Sept. 28, 2011, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish new year which will begin at sunset on Sept. 28 and conclude at nightfall on Sept. 30. (Xinhua/Muammar Awad)
  • High school student Johanna Choapa is helped by her father after announcing the end of hunger strike in Santiago, capital of Chile, on Sept. 28, 2011. The end of the strike took place to make way for a dialogue with the government, seeking to resolve the four-month crisis in the education sector. (Xinhua/Jorge Villegas)
Hot Forum Discussion