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Mining union backs Daniel Repacholi as Labor candidate in Hunter to replace Joel Fitzgibbon

Former miner and Olympian, who represented Australia in shooting in Tokyo, seen by CFMEU as able to protect seat from One Nation and Nationals

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The mining union has thrown its support behind the former Olympic shooter Daniel Repacholi to take over the seat of Hunter from outgoing Labor MP .

The Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union has also warned Labor is at risk of losing the New South Wales seat at the next federal in the wake of the outspoken Fitzgibbon’s departure.

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