Michelle Landry defends herself against critics in the Bully
MICHELLE Landry is standing her ground.
The Federal Member for Capricornia hit back at an anonymous critic yesterday after she was accused of failing to act on promises made during her election campaign.
The accusation came after Ms Landry featured in a fashion shoot in Saturday's weekend Bulletin.
Letter writer Kev Hopkins also criticised her of having nothing better to do in yesterday's edition.
Ms Landry defended herself and said the article showed she was supporting small businesses and promoting the self-confidence of middle aged women and stamped out claims her political career was taking the back seat.
"I have been on the road in the past 10 days clocking up thousands of kilometres in the electorate," Ms Landry said.
"I have met with constituents in Mackay, the sugar cane industry, Mackay Mayor, toured Sarina's Aged Residential Home, met with the local dairy milk industry, addressed Rockhampton Regional Council's Resource Industry Committee meeting, met with many constituents and business groups in Rockhampton, visited Gladstone Port Authority, attended Catholic Bishop Brian Heenan's retirement afternoon tea, attended Rockhampton State High School's awards night, attended a function at Rockhampton Girl's Grammar and attended the opening of Goodstart Early Learning Centre.
"On Friday night I returned from a two day trip to Dysart, Nebo and the coalfields visiting local schools and talking with small business owners in Dysart and community groups in Nebo about local issues."
Ms Landry reinforced her support of small businesses in the region and reminded the anonymous critic of her recent work and upcoming agenda.
"I opened the new Betta Home Living centre in Yeppoon and was on hand serving at McHappy Day," she said.
"This week I will be in Canberra for the opening of Federal Parliament and will represent Capricornia at the Remembrance Day service at the Australian War Memorial.
"Rest assured that I am working hard for the electorate and our election promises are already being rolled out.
"The region is already benefiting from changes to self-education expenses for workers and professions including our local university; changes to superannuation and support for small business.
"When Bill Shorten stops being an obstacle, we will abolish the carbon tax.
"This will leave many families, on average, $550 better off next financial year."