NSW Small Business Minister Eleni Petinos faces bullying claims by former staffer

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NSW Small Business Minister and Member for Miranda, Eleni Petinos, is facing allegations of bullying by a former adviser, The Australian has reported.

According to the newspaper, the former adviser sent a complaint to the Department of Premier and Cabinet claiming they had been “relentlessly bullied” in their short tenure in Ms Petinos’ office.

Ms Petinos is alleged to have used several slurs towards the staffer and threatened she would “kill” them for making a small mistake.

Eleni Petinos MP is facing allegations of bullying by a former adviser.

The Australian has reported that Ms Petinos’ alleged behaviour has led to at least 30 staffers leaving her Miranda electoral office since she was elected in 2015.

A spokesman for NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that the “concerns have been brought to the Premier’s attention and appropriate action has been taken.”

Opposition better regulation and innovation spokeswoman, Courtney Houssos, also came out today and said the allegations “are deeply troubling.”

“As a first step, the Minister needs to front the media today and respond to each allegation,” Mrs Houssos added.

Ms Petinos on Wednesday strenuously denied “any allegations of bullying or improper conduct.”

Source: The Australian.

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