Daniel Andrews has given permission for Ambulance Victoria to launch a press release about his fall to dispel claims that his accident was a ‘cover-up’.
The premier was below stress to reply eleven questions on his mysterious fall to ‘show there isn’t a cowl up’ after successfully vanishing from public view for 91 days.
The Liberal-Nationwide state Opposition demanded solutions after Each day Mail Australia first questioned why the Victoria premier, some of the outstanding figures in Australia, has hidden himself away throughout his restoration, permitting quite a few conspiracy theories to flow into.
Since his accident on March 9, Mr Andrews has solely been seen in three social media images, together with one posted by his spouse Catherine on Saturday which confirmed her reducing his hair along with his face lined by a comb.
Mr Andrews suffered 5 damaged ribs and a fractured T7 vertebrae after falling on ‘moist and slippery’ stairs at a vacation residence on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, at 6.30am.
In a press release six days after the incident, Mr Andrews mentioned ‘I landed flat on my again and hit the steps exhausting immediately under the shoulder blades’ – however the scant particulars have sparked a variety of conspiracy theories together with that he was overwhelmed up by a union official or bashed by a businessman upset about Covid-19 lockdowns.
Ambulance Victoria’s assertion on Daniel Andrews’ harm
‘Ambulance Victoria acquired a triple zero name for an ambulance at 6.36am on Monday 9 March 2021 for a affected person who had fallen on steps at a home in Sorrento.
‘Based mostly on info supplied throughout the name, the case didn’t require a direct lights and sirens (life-threatening emergency response) and the decision underwent secondary triage.
‘This triage decided that the case was acceptable for ambulance response, and an ambulance was dispatched from the closest ambulance department in Sorrento below regular street circumstances at 6.47am.
‘The ambulance arrived at 7.01am.
The affected person was assessed by treating paramedics as having suspected fractured ribs, and ache aid was supplied.
‘The affected person requested to attend a neighborhood hospital to ensure that the attending crew to stay inside the space as soon as cleared from the case.
‘Peninsula Personal Hospital Emergency Division was decided in session with the affected person and treating paramedics.
‘The hospital was acceptable for additional investigation and remedy of the affected person primarily based on presenting signs and situation’.
Dan Andrews was pictured in his spouse’s Instagram story on Saturday night receiving a DIY lockdown haircut – however it did not present his face
Mr Andrews was injured on March 9 and spent 10 days in hospital. Conspiracy theorists claimed this picture was photoshopped to indicate his head on some-one else’s physique
The 11 questions Daniel Andrews should reply about his accidents
• Who was in the home on the time of the incident?
• What’s the tackle of the home the place it occurred?
• Who owns the property?
• What time was an ambulance referred to as?
• Who referred to as the ambulance?
• What time did the ambulance arrive?
• Which ambulance station was the ambulance dispatched from?
• Who made the choice to take the Premier to Peninsula Personal?
• Have been the police contacted?
• Did the police attend?
• Has Daniel Andrews been interviewed both formally or informally by the police in relation to something that occurred over that lengthy weekend?
Supply: Liberal-Nationwide Opposition
Some conspiracy theorists even claimed a social media picture displaying Mr Andrews in his early restoration stage was photoshopped to indicate his head on some-one else’s physique. These near the premier say the theories are nonsense.
The Liberal-Nationwide Opposition believes Mr Andrews – who’s the nation’s best-paid premier on $441,439 – owes it to taxpayers to disclose extra particulars concerning the incident and show there isn’t a ‘cowl up’ as he clocks up 91 days off sick on full pay.
MPs wish to know who was in the home on the time, in addition to the house’s tackle and the identify of the proprietor.
In addition they wish to know if police had been referred to as and if Mr Andrews has been interviewed by officers ‘both formally or informally’ over something that occurred that weekend.
‘If there isn’t a cowl up then there isn’t a motive to not present solutions to those easy questions,’ mentioned shadow treasurer Louise Staley.
‘Victorians want honesty and transparency from Daniel Andrews concerning the circumstances of his harm.
‘Everyone seems to be entitled to privateness about their well being, however these questions aren’t concerning the nature of his accidents, solely how he acquired these accidents.’
Liberal MP James Newbury joined requires extra particulars, telling Each day Mail Australia: ‘No-one is questioning whether or not Daniel Andrews is sick – however because the elected chief of 6.7 million folks, he owes Victorians a correct rationalization as to what actually occurred to him.’
‘Victoria is in the course of its fourth lockdown and folks’s lives and livelihoods are on the road. We deserve extra from Daniel Andrews than a few social media posts or a photograph of his spouse reducing his hair.’
Throughout his time without work sick, Mr Andrews has earned $110,057.22 – nearly double the common annual wage of Victorians which is $63,000.
Members of parliament aren’t employed however receives a commission for the workplace they maintain, that means they haven’t any go away limits.
Aussies employed within the personal sector solely get a minimal of 10 days private go away per yr.
Ms Staley mentioned Mr Andrews ought to solely take an MP’s base wage of $182,413 whereas off sick.
Absent Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured along with his spouse) was criticised for saying that Victorians are having ‘one other week off work’ in his first social media submit since April 18
A more in-depth have a look at the message posted by Daniel Andrews on Wednesday as he recovers from a again harm
‘Sufficient is sufficient, Daniel Andrews cannot proceed to receives a commission for a job he isn’t doing. He ought to solely be getting the fundamental MP’s pay whereas he is off work,’ she mentioned.
Each day Mail Australia has contacted the premier’s workplace for remark.
Mr Andrews, who oversaw Melbourne’s 112-day lockdown final yr, mentioned on Wednesday he would return to work later this month.
It was the primary time he had addressed the general public since a social media submit on April 18, when he mentioned he was making ‘gradual and regular progress’.
In a press release posted on social media the premier referred to as on Victorians to stay sturdy as they confronted one other seven days in lockdown.
Dan Andrews (pictured with daughter Grace, 18) in April as he recovers from a critical again harm
Daniel Andrews issued this message to Victorians on social media on Wednesday evening after weeks of silence
‘I’ve extra scans and a gathering with my medical crew subsequent week. I will let you know the way that goes and precisely once I’ll be again on deck later this month,’ he wrote.
Nevertheless, one flip of phrase in his message sparked outrage from opponents.
‘However I did wish to ship a message to Victorians dealing with one other week off work, away from college, or with the children at residence,’ he wrote.
The sentence sparked accusations that Mr Andrews was failing to understand the injury brought on by lockdowns.
David Hodgett, shadow training minister, wrote: ‘It is a Premier utterly out of contact with bizarre Victorians.
‘No, Premier, these employees aren’t having ”one other week off work”. They’re being financially ruined by your authorities.’
An indication on the door of a enterprise in Melbourne after the extension of lockdown was introduced
Victorian Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley is main the push (above)
It comes after Scott Morrison mentioned Victoria ought to carry its crippling Covid-19 restrictions ‘as quickly as potential’.
The Prime Minister notably desires to see kids at college after the state authorities solely allowed college students in years 11 and 12 to return to class this week.
Because the begin of the pandemic Victorian kids have been stopped from going to high school for 23 weeks, in comparison with simply seven weeks in New South Wales, elevating fears they are going to be left behind college students in different states.
‘Youngsters have misplaced sufficient day trip of faculty, over the course of the final 18 months, and it is crucial we get these youngsters again to high school as quickly as potential,’ Mr Morrison informed reporters in Sydney on Monday.
‘I’m hopeful these restrictions in Victoria will likely be lifted as quickly as potential… I might be urging that we transfer to carry these restrictions as quickly as potential.’
Nevertheless, Victoria’s chief well being officer Brett Sutton has warned the state will not ‘snap again’ to regular when lockdown is because of finish in Melbourne on Thursday after a two-week shutdown.
On Monday the state reported simply 11 new circumstances of Covid-19, all linked to identified circumstances with eight already in isolation earlier than testing constructive.
The circumstances took the state’s newest outbreak – which originated in lodge quarantine in Adelaide – to 81 circumstances.
College students at Lysterfield Major College return to high school in Melbourne in October after a prolonged lockdown as a result of Covid-19