Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was labeled a ‘disgrace’ by a disgruntled voter during a press conference on the second day of the state’s election campaign.
Mr Andrews had just risen to address the waiting media on Friday when a middle-aged man walking behind the mob exclaimed, ‘You are a disgrace!’
The Prime Minister looked at the man for a moment before saying, “Okay…we’re right to go?” to the assembled journalists.
The man was seen heading towards the prime minister before walking away.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews was denounced as a ‘disgrace’ by a disgruntled voter at a press conference on the second day of the state’s election campaign
The man was seen during Friday’s press conference looking at the prime minister before walking away
Andrews was again joined by his wife Cath (to his left), who was questioned about Ryan Meuleman, the cyclist involved in an accident involving Andrews’ family car when he was 15 in January 2013 in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula
Another man also interrupted the prime minister as he walked to his campaign bus.
“Why are you running away?” a protester asked Mr Andrews, the Herald Sun reported.
‘Can I come with you on the bus? I hope he doesn’t drive, or his wife.’
Andrews was once again joined by his wife Cath at the press conference in Caulfield, where he announced an election pledge to create six new dog parks and upgrade 22 others in Melbourne.
Ms Andrews was asked questions about Ryan Meuleman, the cyclist involved in an accident involving Andrews’ family car when he was 15 in January 2013 in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.
Mr Meuleman said he was never given ‘justice’ over the incident and claimed that Mr Andrews and his wife were slow to help him after the accident.
The Prime Minister has declined to answer questions on the matter, saying: “I have gone into detail on these matters and have nothing further to add.”
His wife, who was reportedly driving the car at the time of the accident, was asked about the accident during the press conference on Friday.
‘I don’t know if you’ve ever been involved in an accident like this,’ Mrs Andrews replied.
“It was something terrible. It was so traumatic for everyone involved.
Mrs Andrews posted a photo with her husband on the bus on the first day of the Victorian election campaign
‘Campaign day one – with my number one,’ Mr Andrews wrote in his post, which showed wife Cath looking on admiringly
‘Our kids were really small, like’ [son] Joseph was only five.
“Daniel has spoken of this, I have spoken of this and I’ll leave it at that.”
When asked further about the incident, she replied, “This really traumatic incident happened 10 years ago, so I have no further comment.”
Mr Andrews again declined to answer questions about the accident at the press conference.
The Andrews declined to answer questions about allegations made by a man they were involved in a car accident with in January 2013.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews and wife Catherine Andrews on a visit to the Alston Ballarat East Locomotive Depot on the first day of the Victorian election campaign
On Thursday, Mr and Mrs Andrews posted a message on social media marking the first day of the election campaign, with Victorian voters going to the polls on November 26, where Mr Andrews will seek a third term as Prime Minister.
Andrews posted a photo of his 24-year-old wife staring at him admiringly on Twitter, while also posting a photo of them together on “the big red one.” [campaign] bus’.
‘Campaign day one – with my number one,’ Mr Andrews wrote in his post.
The posts produced both praise and condemnation from commentators.
“Please spare us,” replied one person.
“Your number 1 will be the first to express your condolences for your loss,” said another.
“At world record pace for the most pointless, ‘look at me’ tweets,” commented another.
“Good luck to you both!” one woman replied, while another said ‘Great photo Cath!’.
The campaign kicks off with predictions that in the November 26 poll, Victorians will again favor his Labor team over opposition leader Matthew Guy’s Coalition lineup.