Qld Government rejects Opposition ethanol Bill

By: Graham Gardiner


A Bill introduced by the Queensland’s Opposition’s Rosemary Menkens to mandate the use of ethanol in petrol has been voted

A Bill introduced by the Queensland’s Opposition’s Rosemary Menkens to mandate the use of ethanol in petrol has been voted down by the Bligh Government.

In her role as Opposition Social Inclusion spokeswoman, Menkens told Parliament it is "disappointing" the Government refused to follow the lead of their New South Wales Labor colleagues by introducing an ethanol mandate.

"The Opposition would have supported any amendments that the Government had wished to put to this Bill to make it happen for Queensland," she says.

Labor says it has its own plan to introduce a 5 percent mandate by 2010.

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