750 million: the number of dollars of compensation the government has offered the energy industry under its CPRS.

11: the number of bills that Labor need approved by the upper house to set up the carbon pollution reduction scheme.

4: the number of minutes required for a division that resulted in a No vote.

2: the number of days that the bills were debated.

3: the number of months the government must wait to before reintroducing the same legislation.

2: the amount of times the the bills must be rejected in order for Labor to dissolve both houses of parliament and call an early election

42 to 30: The Senate vote to reject the bills.

2: the number of degrees rise in temperature that many scientists say would bring something close to catastrophe to the planet.

Peter Fray

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