Wayne Murray, MP Peter Wellington, Neal Cummings and Al Cummings. Photo: Patrick Woods/Sunshine Coast Daily
Sunshine Coast MP Peter Wellington says he has "no doubt" his phone conversations are being monitored by police due to his close contact with family members of the Yandina Five.
The Independent Member for Nicklin - a former police officer and lawyer - also said he couldn't guarantee the confidentiality of any conversations on his phones, so he preferred to meet with constituents in person.
Mr Wellington has been a strong opponent of the Newman Government's anti- association laws, which he says "contravene our basic constitutional rights".
Addressing about 250 people at the Eureka Freedom Rally in Yandinaon Sunday , he labelled senior police "puppets" whose actions were directed by senior government officials trying desperately to reverse the government's slide in opinion polls.
"They monitor our phones," Mr Wellington told the crowd, made up mainly of bikers. "And they want to monitor where we go and who we meet with. But come election day, they can't monitor our vote."
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