Dan Andrews calls for an apology from his political rivals for suggesting he’s hiding what REALLY occurred when he slipped down stairs and injured his again
- Victorian opposition recommended Premier ‘lined up’ how he damage his again
- Dan Andrews fell down stairs at his rented vacation residence on March 9
- He broke a number of ribs and suffered acute compression fracture of the T7 vertebra
- Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley is main the cries for a proper rationalization
The Victorian authorities is demanding an apology from the state opposition for suggesting Premier Daniel Andrews lined up the circumstances of his critical again damage.
Mr Andrews broke a number of ribs and suffered an acute compression fracture of the T7 vertebra in his again after slipping on stairs at a vacation residence on the Mornington Peninsula on March 9.
Andrews, 48, was launched from hospital on March 15 and has been recovering at residence since.
There have been numerous unfounded rumours circulating on-line since Mr Andrews’ fall.
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews (pictured with spouse Catherine) is claimed to be seething on the state opposition following strategies of a doable cowl up in terms of his again damage after an incident at his vacation residence in March
Victorian Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley (pictured) has 12 questions she needs Dan Andrews to reply earlier than he lastly returns to work in a couple of weeks
However Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley issued a media launch on Monday itemizing 12 questions she needs the premier to reply earlier than he lastly returns to work later this month.
Questions embrace what time an ambulance was referred to as on March 9 and whether or not Mr Andrews was ‘interviewed both formally or informally by the police in relation to something that occurred over that lengthy weekend’.
‘If there isn’t a cover-up, then there isn’t a motive to not present solutions to those easy questions,’ the Liberal MP stated.
It prompted an offended rebuke from the Secretary of the Victorian Ambulance Union Danny Hill, who stated it was ‘silly and offensive to counsel that ambulance crews are concerned in an elaborate conspiracy’.
Ambulance Victoria launched a press release on Tuesday confirming paramedics have been dispatched at 6.47am and arrived on the Sorrento residence the place Mr Andrews was staying at 7.01am on March 9.
Ms Staley doubled down on Tuesday, saying many Victorians have been asking the identical questions.
‘It is months since this occurred and but no person’s obtained footage of the steps. No one’s obtained actually any concept the place it occurred,’ she advised reporters outdoors parliament.
Ms Staley denied she was peddling conspiracy theories.
‘The simplest option to cease any of those conspiracy theories – which I am not enjoying into – is for these inquiries to be answered,’ she stated.
Opposition Chief Michael O’Brien defended his colleague, describing her questions as ‘authentic’.
‘I am not suggesting for a second that something the premier’s workplace has stated in regards to the premier’s accident or his situation is unfaithful. Nobody is suggesting that,’ he stated.
‘It’s merely a case of we do not essentially know the entire fact.’
Deputy Premier James Merlino, who has been appearing premier in Mr Andrews’ absence, stated the opposition needs to be ‘ashamed of themselves’.
‘For the Liberal Occasion to behave as they’ve, displays on them, displays on how they deal with folks – no decency, no respect,’ he stated.
Opposition Chief Michael O’Brien (pictured) defended his colleague Louise Staley, describing her questions surrounding the accidents Mr Andrews claims to have suffered in March as ‘authentic’
Victotrian premier Dan Andrews (pictured proper) has been incomes $1,209 a day on sick go away for the previous three months whereas unusual Victorians have been stopped from working as a consequence of his authorities’s brutal two-week lockdown
He joined Treasurer Tim Pallas and senior authorities minister Martin Pakula in demanding the opposition apologise to the premier.
‘That is nonsense. We all know it is nonsense. It is craziness peddled across the neighborhood to create an environment of uncertainty,’ he stated.
‘What occurred to Daniel Andrews was an unlucky, certainly a really critical spinal damage that he is recovering from and there is nothing extra to it.’
‘These type of mad conspiracy theories aren’t worthy of an individual who needs to be treasurer, a celebration that wishes to be the federal government,’ Mr Pakula added.
Their colleague, higher home MP Shaun Leane described the transfer as a ‘new low’ for the opposition.
‘It is simply been a regular that you simply respect folks’s privateness once they’ve been in poor health or injured and respect the rationale why,’ he stated.
Mr Merlino stated Mr Andrews was on observe to return to work later this month, as soon as he receives the all-clear from his medical doctors.