No more Mur­ray mix-ups

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Con­fu­sion be­tween the NSW state seat of Mur­ray and the Vic­to­rian fed­eral seat of Mur­ray is to be eased, with a fed­eral elec­toral bound­ary re­dis­tri­bu­tion to in­clude a name change.

The Aus­tralian Elec­toral Com­mis­sion has con­firmed the fed­eral elec­torate of Mur­ray will be­come the seat of Ni­cholls at the next fed­eral elec­tion.

It will in­cor­po­rate Cam­paspe Shire, the City of Greater Shep­par­ton, Moira Shire, Sey­mour and Broad­ford and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Damian Drum will con­tinue to be the Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mur­ray un­til writs are is­sued for the next fed­eral elec­tion, where he will then be­come the can­di­date for Ni­cholls.

‘‘It will be busi­ness as usual for me and I will con­tinue to work hard rep­re­sent­ing ev­ery­one in the Mur­ray elec­torate and hope­fully ev­ery­one in the elec­torate of Ni­cholls af­ter the next elec­tion,’’ he said.

‘‘It is great to see a fed­eral elec­torate be­ing named af­ter one of our lo­cal heroes, who made such a big dif­fer­ence to our na­tion.

‘‘Sir Doug Ni­cholls has been de­scribed to me as Aus­tralia’s very own Martin Luther King; he paved the way for indige­nous Aus­tralians in sport, religion, pol­i­tics and the all-round com­mu­nity.

‘‘Sir Doug was a key fig­ure for the ‘yes’ vote in the 1967 ref­er­en­dum to recog­nise indige­nous Aus­tralians as cit­i­zens. He and his wife Gla­dys ac­com­plished many great things through­out their lives and they are both very de­serv­ing of this recog­ni­tion.’’

Peo­ple liv­ing in the Lod­don Shire will be­come a part of the Mallee elec­toral di­vi­sion at the next fed­eral elec­tion.

Vot­ers who live in Euroa and Vi­o­let Town will vote in the Indi elec­torate.

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