Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been engaged in a testy press conference on a bitingly cold Melbourne afternoon.
Addressing a scathing IBAC/ombudsman report into Victorian Labor Party culture, Andrews was quick to apologise for the conduct of some of his Labor MPs, which occurred under his leadership.
However, after taking ownership, he spent the remainder of the hour-long press conference emphasising the uniqueness of dumped MP Adem Somyurek’s misdemeanours.
He used the word “unprecedented” eight times to describe the actions of his factional opponents, who have been ostracised from the Victorian Labor Party since a 2020 exposé by The Age and 60 Minutes.
Andrews said he would “go further” than adopting all 21 of the report’s…