The Institute of Chartered Accountants likes to hand out advice to the government.
There is now a document telling Abbott what he should do in the first 100 days. It is pompously titled The first steps towards a stronger economy.
And then we get to the section dealing with Carbon Pricing. Here is the blurb.
Australia will be taking a step backwards if the carbon price is repealed. Driving businesses to become more carbon efficient is critical for our future. Similarly, if the Clean Energy Finance Corporation is disbanded there will be a gap in our ability to encourage investment in clean energy technology.
If the government pushes ahead with the repeal of the carbon pricing mechanism and disbanding the CEFC, a multi-stakeholder expert taskforce should be formed to manage that process from the outset…
The government must also provide a clear and unambiguous commitment to reaching the 2020 emissions target (bold in original) to reduce carbon emissions by five percent on 2000 levels -without a caveat on costs.
What are they smoking over at Institute of Chartered Accountants? A multi-stakeholder taskforce that would include a representative from the ICAA no doubt?
And without a caveat on costs? Are they joking? And why would the body representing Chartered Accountants hold such a strong position on emissions reductions?
It is hard to escape the conclusion that these so-called representative bodies, whose principal reason for being is to carve out a quasi-monopoly positions for their members by restricting entry and getting governments to preserve certain work for the members, take on a life of their own.
Do chartered accountants across Australia really hold such views on carbon pricing?
You should check out the rest of the condescending crap in this document.