Aussie minister breaks arm in wrestling match with Attorney General

Victor Dominello.
Victor Dominello. Photo credit: Victor Dominello/Facebook

An Australian politician who was spotted wearing a mysterious sling last year has finally revealed why.

He lost an arm-wrestling match with the New South Wales Attorney General.

NSW Customer Service Minister Victor Domin­ello was "messing about" in his office with Attorney General Mark Speakman in September when they decided to see who was strongest, The Australian reports.

Domin­ello declined to take questions, but a spokesperson confirmed the test of strength had taken place - and Domin­ello came off second-best.

"He fractured his humerus bone and was treated in the public hospital system."

Speakman said he had no comment, except to drop a pun: "There's been no fracturing of my relationship with Victor."