Manildra gave inflated jobs figures to minister before ethanol bill
By Sourced Externally
May 5, 2016
Ethanol producer Manildra gave vastly inflated figures to the NSW government about the number of people employed in the industry before legislation forcing small petrol retailers to sell the biofuel.
According to better regulation minister Victor Dominello, Manildra told a staff member the industry supported 3000 direct jobs and 20,000 indirect jobs – figures quoted by Mr Dominello in his speech introducing the bill to the NSW Parliament.
But Mr Dominello has been forced to correct the record after discovering the true numbers were 218 direct jobs and 2668 indirect jobs.