The Queensland Opposition has brought to a head plans to establish a renewable fuels industry in Queensland.
Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar says the result of the parliamentary debate on Wednesday night puts to an end years of indecision and broken promises from Labor.
“It is an issue that has been widely debated for years, but under previous Labor governments had been put on the back burner, Mr Millar said.
“This decision is a practical way to help stimulate regional economic development. It is a win for jobs across Queensland and this will have a flow on effect here in Gregory.
Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles and is usually blended with petrol to reduce vehicle emissions.
“Creating an alternative market for grain such as sorghum and corn will help diversify markets for local grain growers,” Mr Millar
“It also stimulates employment growth in our regional communities.
“Now the Government has a direction from parliament to release a discussion paper by the end of the month and introduce legislation by the end of the year,” Mr Millar said.