Stress is mounting on Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to set the document straight about his critical again damage.
There have been varied unfounded rumours circulating on-line since Mr Andrews broke a number of ribs and suffered an acute compression fracture of the T7 vertebra in his again on March 9.
He is been recovering at residence ever since.
His prolonged absence throughout Victoria’s newest coronavirus disaster prompted shadow state treasurer Louise Staley to situation a media launch this week itemizing 11 questions she desires the premier to reply earlier than he lastly returns to work later this month.
Ms Staley has since reiterated requires all of her inquiries to be answered after the Victorian authorities responded to 5.
Two extra questions have since been answered by Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton.
Victorian Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley (pictured on Thursday) demanded that every one her questions be answered concerning Daniel Andrews
‘I requested 12 easy questions, the federal government has selectively chosen to reply 5 of them. My view is they need to get on and reply the opposite seven,’ Ms Staley informed reporters outdoors state parliament on Thursday morning.
‘I am going to simply proceed to place on the market that they need to be answered.
Her feedback prompted two extra inquiries to be answered.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has confirmed police weren’t known as in relation to Mr Andrews’ accident.
Nor was the Premier interviewed formally or informally.
‘What you’ve got bought is a tragic accident that is left an individual severely injured, who occurs to be the premier of the state. That is not a matter the police could be concerned in,’ Commissioner Patton later informed ABC Melbourne.
Questions requested on Monday embrace what time an ambulance was known 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 purpose to not present solutions to those easy questions,’ Ms Staley mentioned on the time.
The Victorian authorities has since demanded an apology from her.
It additionally prompted an indignant rebuke from the Secretary of the Victorian Ambulance Union Danny Hill, who mentioned it was ‘silly and offensive to counsel that ambulance crews are concerned in an elaborate conspiracy’.
Daniel Andrews (pictured with spouse Catherine) is anticipated again at work later in June
Mr Andrews gave Ambulance Victoria permission to launch an announcement concerning the day of his accident.
It confirmed paramedics have been dispatched at 6.47am and arrived on the Sorrento residence on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula the place Mr Andrews was staying at 7.01am on March 9.
Deputy Premier James Merlino, who has been performing premier in Mr Andrews’ absence, mentioned the opposition ought to be ‘ashamed of themselves’.
‘For the Liberal Get together to behave as they’ve, displays on them, displays on how they deal with folks – no decency, no respect,’ he mentioned.
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 mentioned concerning the premier’s accident or his situation is unfaithful. Nobody is suggesting that,’ he mentioned.
‘It’s merely a case of we do not essentially know the entire reality.’
Victorian premier Dan Andrews (pictured proper along with his daughter) has been incomes $1,209 a day on sick depart for the previous three months whereas unusual Victorians have been stopped from working on account of his authorities’s brutal two-week lockdown
Throughout his time on depart, Mr Andrews has earned about $110,000 – nearly double the common annual wage of Victorians which is $63,500.
Members of parliament aren’t employed however receives a commission for the workplace they maintain, that means they haven’t any depart limits.
Australians employed within the personal sector solely get a minimal of 10 days private depart per 12 months.
Ms Staley mentioned Mr Andrews ought to solely take an MP’s base wage of $182,413 whereas off sick.
Victoria recorded 4 new locally-acquired instances on Thursday, hours earlier than Melbourne is ready to exit two week of lockdown.
The 4 new instances are reported to be from the identical family.
A string of restrictions will stay in place when lockdown is lifted, together with a 25 kilometre journey restrict.
The newest sighting: 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
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 known as?
• Who known 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?
• Had 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?
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