an open closed mind...
"My thoughts are well-known to many people, but that had no bearing on this report whatsoever," he told ABC radio.
"We looked into this with a completely open mind. We consulted with over 200 people, stakeholders, governments, right across the country, we had 800 to 900 submissions which we reviewed, we took all of that into account when we came to our report. It had nothing to do with my other thoughts in that area."
Mr Warburton also accused the renewable energy sector of "extreme exaggeration" about the loss of jobs and small businesses is [if —sic] the government adopted the report's recommendations.
He said the panel had not taken into account the political consequences of its recommendations, such as a voter backlash over a possible scaling back of subsidies for rooftop solar panels.
"We leave the political side of it to the parliamentarians," he said.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/dick-warburton-says-climate-sceptic-views-did-not-influence-report-recommending-slashing-of-renewable-energy-target-20140829-109tgd.html#ixzz3BjbCPVQE
It's certain that Dick did only consult rabid denialists and picked the views of sceptics ahead of scientists on the subject of global warming and what to do about it... His personal views may not have come into it, but obviously the choice of input MUST HAVE BEEN SLANTED to come up with the abomination of his report... Shame Dick. Shame!