A Sanctuary Point woman has faced court accused of making death threats against South Coast MP Shelley Hancock.
Police allege Peta Lyn Currie, 54, rang the MP's Nowra office just before 3pm on June 21 and told the staff member who answered the phone “tell Shelley to say goodbye to her family” before hanging up.
Court documents said Currie had been in regular contact with Mrs Hanock's office over a period of 15 months, trying to get Mrs Hancock to intervene in a neighbourhood dispute.
Currie had allegedly contacted Mrs Hancock’s office by telephone and email seeking her to manage and resolve the long time dispute.
Police allege she was unhappy with the lack of action on Ms Hancock's behalf.
The threat was reported to police who interpreted it as a death threat, court documents say.
Mrs Hancock, who was in a sitting of parliament at the time, was notified of the allegedly threat and expressed fear for her family, prompting authorities to assign a security detail to the MP.
Shoalhaven detectives traced the call to a phone allegedly owned by Currie.
Currie allegedly admitted making the call during an interview with police but claimed it was a “misunderstanding”.
Currie was charged with using a carriage service to intimidate.
She did not enter any pleas to the charge when she appeared before Magistrate Gabriel Fleming in Nowra Local Court on Friday.
Her bail was continued and she will reappear on August 11.
Police also took out an apprehended violence order naming Mrs Hancock as the person in need of protection.