Australia's centre-right (does that sound familiar?) Liberal Party has blocked prime minister Kevin Rudd's climate change legislation, sending it to defeat in the Australian Senate.
Liberal party opposition leader Tony Abbott says Australia should limit its greenhouse gas reduction targets to five per cent by 2020.
Rather than call a general election, Rudd says he'll re-introduce the legislation in February for a second vote. Then if it fails Australians will go to the polls.