Australian MPs are seeking to change legislation that restricts ethanol use in petrol to 10% in a move to revive and save Australia’s ailing sugar industry.
Seven sugar mills have closed in Queensland over the past decade leaving only 22 remaining mills. A further mill in Cairns, Queensland recently announced that it will be closing. The sector employs over 45,000 people in Australia.
A campaign for wider ethanol use is proposed and the Australian Workers Union has been asked to actively promote and support the campaign.