Qld election: Company with Labor links wins grant in key seat
A BIOFUELS company with Labor Party links was awarded a lucrative grant by the Palaszczuk Government ahead of dozens of other contenders.
The Courier-Mail can reveal a company awarded a taxpayer-funded grant to turn Bundaberg distillery waste into energy is chaired by former federal MP Bernie Ripoll.
The company, Utilitas, is the brainchild of Mr Ripoll's partner Fiona Waterhouse, who is chief executive and major shareholder in the Brisbane-based business.
There is no suggestion the contract was not awarded on merit.