Daniel Andrews laughs off newspaper’s stairs ‘investigation’
Andrews was forced to take several months off work when he fractured his spine and broke several ribs due to a fall at a Mornington Peninsula holiday rental in March 2021.
The premier has said the accident happened in the morning as he was getting ready to leave for work.
However, the Herald Sun spoke to rental operators who suggested the fall may have happened the night before.
Andrews said he was genuinely confused by the newspaper article.
“Can anybody tell me what the point of this story is?” he asked reporters.
“People can go as low as they want. I’m not coming there with them. It’s as simple as that. This was a terrible accident, it was an accident. It was no one’s fault.”
With the state election just three weeks away, Andrews was keen to focus on policy issues.
Today, the premier visited Noble Park RSL where he promised to establish a Victorian Veterans Card.
Card holders will get $100 off the cost of registering a vehicle, free boating and fishing licences, free trailer and caravan registration and free public transport on Anzac and Remembrance day.
“(It’s) to help them with the cost of living but also just to send that very clear message that we value their service, we value their sacrifice,” Andrews said.
The card, expected to cost $37 million, will be digital – and locked inside the Service Victoria app.