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Landry's office calls on voters to send anti-Labor spam

SECRET text messages meant for LNP supporters have caused embarrassment for Capricornia MP Michelle Landry after they were sent out to ordinary community members instead.

The Morning Bulletin was contacted by several people who were sent messages from Ms Landry's electorate officer with "ideas" for texts they wanted to be sent to the paper's SMS the Editor section.

LANDRY SAYS CALL FOR ATTACK MESSAGES NOT HER STYLE

One Rockhampton resident, who asked not to be named, said she received two messages which contained examples of texts they wanted to see in the paper, which attacked Labor's Keppel MP Brittany Lauga and candidate for Capricornia Leisa Neaton.

"I have nothing to do with Michelle Landry's office at all, I have no idea how they'd get my number," she said.

"It was asking whoever is on their team to send text messages to the editor questioning different politicians. It was kind of a bit dodgy… but I'm sure they all do it."

Examples include: "Why is Brittany continually attacking Michelle - wouldn't it be more effective if they both worked together."

Another read: "Leisa - can you confirm that your campaign hasn't received any money from Union 'Slush Funds'."

Brittany Lauga said she was shocked and disappointed to see the content of the messages.

"It was obviously trying to run a text message to the editor campaign with quite harsh text messages," she said.

"I think it's a big mistake but also quite concerning that they're actually actively working on such dirty campaign tactics.

"I don't know how many people it's been sent to considering several people have forwarded it on to me and complained about it… it could have potentially reached hundreds."

Other messages read:

"Lies about cyclone funding, lies about mental health funding, lies about pathology funding - just more lies from Brittany Lauga."

"Yet again, Leisa is spreading fear about Health funding - GSK doubled the price of Panadol Osteo, not the Fed Government!"

"Re Lauga's comments on the carpark - maybe Brittany should be focused on Keppel issues like GKI rather than petty attacks on the Federal Government."

"A $550 Million investment by the Federal Gov only increased the bulk billing rate by 1% - is that really a wise use of money."

"Brittany - do you support giving more money to multi-national pathology labs rather than investing Health dollars directly to the patients."

Topics:  brittany lauga, editors picks, michelle landry, politics




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