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Politician accuses mining union of bullying her family

Boy (6-7) pulling girl's (4-5) hair in roomMember for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, claims that threats and bullying by the mining union forced members of her family living in Blackwater to quit their jobs and leave town.

Ms Landry told the CQ News that, in the lead up to the last election, her daughter and son-in-law were made the subjects of a bullying campaign by CFMEU members who disagreed with Ms Landry’s politics.

Ms Landry has stated that she is against 100 per cent forced FIFO workforces on mine sites in Central Queensland.

“I haven’t come out and said anything about it previously because they were still living there,” Ms Landry told the CQ News.

“It was dreadful. I’m the one doing the job, I’m the public figure. They shouldn’t be picking on your family.”

Ms Landry said she had not made a complaint to the police or the union at the time, as she felt it would only exacerbate the problem.

“I’m not against unions,” she said.

“There is a place for them, but they shouldn’t be pushing their ideals down other people’s necks.”

Stephen Smyth from the CFMEU told the CQ News that the allegations were baseless.

“To suddenly come out with this, without bringing it to the attention of the union or the police… I just don’t understand it,” Mr Smyth said.

“We fight against bullying everyday and do not condone it, so we’re actually really offended by her comments.”

News Source: CQ News

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  • That’s a big lie maybe it’s time the truth was told , the Cfmeu member she is a referring to has tried to tell the truth regarding these bulling statements that keep getting printed but not media paper will print the truth , and what a story it is shame on Landrys family