Wright says no to The Voice 

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, casts his vote
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, casts his vote

Voters in the Wright electorate were consistent with the rest of the country in voting no to amending the Australian constitution to give Indigenous Australians a Voice to Parliament. 

For the referendum to pass, the proposed alteration needed a national majority of voters, and a majority of voters in a majority of the states. 

Seventy-eight per cent of voters in the Wright electorate voted no to the amendment, with a National vote of sixty per cent of voters against the amendment. 

Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said the challenge is now to address the future. 

“We will need to put our shoulders to the wheel and start to bridge the divide that this referendum has created in our nation,” he said.  

“We need to walk and work together; only then can we build a better Australia.” 

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