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No butter knife in Vic parliament fight

By AAP Newswire

A Victorian parliamentary probe into a dining room confrontation between two Labor MPs has found no evidence of a butter knife being used.

Party powerbroker Adem Somyurek and Sports Minister John Eren got into a "heated exchange" in the MP dining room on Wednesday, February 21, prompting the investigation.

"It has concluded and there won't be any further action," Legislative Council president Bruce Atkinson told AAP on Thursday.

"What the internal investigation established is it was simply a heated exchange between the two members."

Mr Eren's claim the butter knife was drawn could not be substantiated, Mr Atkinson said.

Mr Somyurek has always denied he held the piece of cutlery during the exchange, and was supported by Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz who was at the table with him at the time.

Two days after the spat, the two MPs said they made peace in a joint statement.

"Adem has apologised for the colourful language he used which caused John offence and John has accepted," the statement read.

"Neither of us are interested in pursuing a complaint against each other in relation to that evening and now consider the matter is closed."

Mr Atkinson said the report also found there were no bullying or occupational health and safety concerns for staff.

"I think the members need to reflect on their behaviour in what was a semi-public area," he said.