Nationals leader says referendum would have passed

Nationals Leader David Littleproud believes the Voice to parliament referendum would have passed, if the question on the ballot had been framed differently.

Littleproud told Weekend Today the question should have been about constitutional recognition, saying voters wanted a different proposition.

The Voice to parliament referendum failed to pass last night, with all states and territories, except for the ACT, producing a majority No vote.

“If it was just about constitutional recognition I think it would have been a totally different result,” Littleproud said.

“Australian people always get it right.”

The Nationals leader said politicians needed a “different approach” to assist rural and regional communities.

Greens leader Adam Bandt is calling on the federal government to invest in a truth and justice commission following the failure of the Voice referendum.

Speaking to media today, he said the proposed commission would support local truth-telling processes and limit misinformation circulating, as he believed occurred amid the referendum campaign.

The Voice to parliament referendum failed to pass last night, with all states and territories, except for the ACT, producing a majority No vote.

(9 News)

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