Australians vote – using the paper we make here

PAPER manufactured at the Norske Skog Boyer mill was used for the production of the more than 17 million ballot papers on which Australians voted yes or no (or something else) in yesterday’s referendum on a proposed law to alter the Constitution to recognise the first peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. The referendum did not pass, and the Australian Capital Territory was the only jurisdiction to return a majority “yes” vote.

The day before the referendum, Tasmanian premier Jeremy Rockliff took to social media to congratulate Norske Skog Boyer on providing Tasmanian-made paper for the ballots. He noted to exceptional work done at Boyer, which is now Australia’s only factory producing publication paper such as that used for the printing of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News, as well as books, magazines and catalogues.

Congratulations to all at Norske Skog Boyer – papermaker to the nation.

Picture: Lachlan polling place officer-in-charge Aviva Samuelson with a poster displaying the Boyer-made ballot papers.

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