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Call for election ballots to be Aussie made, not Chinese

WHEN we head to the polls this year we could be casting our votes on paper made in China, Thailand and Indonesia.

At least 20 million sheets of ballot paper are believed to have been imported from Asia for the mooted July 2 double dissolution election.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union wants the Federal Government and the Australian Electoral Commission to bin the cheap imports in favour of Australian milled paper.

CFMEU Maryvale sub-branch secretary Anthony Pavey, who works in the paper industry, said he and his colleagues could have benefited from the AEC using Aussie paper.

"It is a national disgrace that Malcolm Turnbull would allow imported paper to be used on a day that is more about Australia's future than saving a few dollars," Mr Pavey said.

Topics:  australian made double dissolution federal election 2016



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