Angus Taylor criticizes the Business Council
BCA’s recommendation to expand the preventive measures mechanism and reduce baselines [emissions] It would force companies to reduce their emissions, regardless of whether economically viable technologies are available, jeopardizing competitiveness and jobs – this is a carbon tax.
“The government has made it clear that it will not impose a carbon tax on businesses by reducing the baselines of the protection mechanism or expanding its coverage. We will develop a long-term plan to reduce emissions before COP26.”
The Safeguards Mechanism provides a framework for Australia’s largest emitters to measure, report and manage their emissions.
Business climate spokesman Chris Bowen said the BCA’s “very important” report proved “what Labor has said all along – that the world’s climate emergency is a business opportunity in Australia”.
“Scott Morrison is so far removed from the rest of the world he is so far from Australian Business and Industry, the BCA, the National Farmers Federation, Irrigation, the Meat and Livestock Board, the Minerals and Exploration Board, [who are] They are all committed to net zero in most cases by 2050, and in some cases before that.”