Speculation a ‘furphy’, says MP 

GILMORE MP Ann Sudmalis says there is nothing to suggest the subsidies to Manildra will be cut.

Ms Sudmalis said she had spent two days looking into the media speculation about possible subsidy cuts and could find no evidence of any such suggestions.

“It is absolutely safe, there is no reason for the media frenzy that is going on,” she said.

“It is a furphy.

“There are no plans before the party room for any such a move.

“I have talked to senior advisers and three different ministers and there is nothing before cabinet.

“Nothing has come through the back benches into the party room.

“There is no cabinet agenda; we don’t even know who asked for the report. It wasn’t a minister.

“I don’t know how the report has been initiated.”

She said Manildra played a vital role in the local community.

“We know how important ethanol and Manildra is. It is 100 per cent an integral part of our local community and in terms of an environmental product it reduces carbon emissions when added to fuels,” she said.

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