Greens and Labor vote to keep Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Greens and Labor vote to keep Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The Federal Government is facing its first double dissolution election trigger after the Senate voted down, for a second time, the abolition of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

The Corporation, introduced by the former Labor government, is a multi-billion dollar agency which funds renewable technology developments and projects.

But the Greens and Labor have joined together to vote against the bill today, 35 to 28.

However, it is expected Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not use this as a trigger for a double dissolution election, with the bill likely to be reintroduced for consideration by the new Senate, which begins sitting next month.

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