After publishing the explosive interview with Daniel Andrews last Monday, Public Relations people have requested a phone call to, as they put it, 'set the record straight'.
DD. Err, Ahh, Yes, Hello.
HV: Who's this?
DD: It's me, Daniel Andrews.
HV: Mr Premier?
DD: I want to set the record straight. I feel like the last time we spoke, you twisted what I said, took it out of context and made me sound silly. Let me be clear, I am not silly. I am doing the best job possible for the people of Victoria and the Unions that they belong to.
HV: You do know that not everyone belongs to a Union?
DD: No, I do not know that. I have it on advice, that the people that you refer to are either signed up or are going to sign up.
HV: How can you be so sure?
DD: As I clearly stated, I have it on good advice.
HV: Advice from who?
DD: From the Unions themselves of course. They have assured me that if I keep feeding them money, they will keep signing people up. Otherwise the people to who you refer, will be out of work.
HV: That doesn't sound fair or legal.
DD. Let me be clear, legal or fair are not my priority.
HV: What is your priority?
HV: What about the pandemic?
DD: Yes. And to beat the pandemic we need to employ people to fight it. Good people. Strong people. Qualified people. We are at war.
HV: You mean the Australian Defence Force?
DD: No. I mean Union members.
HV: Ah. What about this latest decision to enforce masking?
DD: Jennifer Coate is conducting a judicial inquiry, it's not my position to run that inquiry for her. As far as I am concerned I, nor any of my people have been involved in masking.
HV: No, I was referring to the State Government directive that, as of midnight Wednesday, we all have to cover up.
DD: Let me be clear, there is no 'cover up'.
HV: Thanks for setting the record straight.
DD: Are we now clear?
HV. Clear as I was before the call.
DD: I have to go, John Setka is on the other line.