AFL grand final trial slammed as more ‘double standards’ from Qld govt

Two hundred people will be packed into the Gabba tonight, for an AFL Grand Final road test.

Members will be offered free tickets to watch Collingwood take on Port Adelaide, and will be seated together in a Covid safe way, so that officials can figure out how the main event on October 24 will work.

The plan is to get 30,000 people into the stadium for the spectacular, but it has to be done in a safe way.


After tonight’s game, members will be surveyed about whether or not they felt safe.

The plan has already caused controversy, with the area of Brisbane still under strict coronavirus rules that only allows ten people to gather at one time.

State Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington says it’s just another example of double standards from the government.

“To use 200 Queenslanders as Gabba guinea pigs at an AFL match shows Labor is completely out of touch.

“It is staggering double standards when people can’t have more than 10 people in their home but Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to trial jamming people into a footy stadium.

“This shows Labor is more interested in AFL footy stars than the health of everyday Queenslanders,” Ms Frecklington said.

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They need to test the thousands coming in from VIC which will make up the majority of spectators.
Not locals as there are only 200 general admission tickets available the rest is made of of AFL families, players, officials and sponsors.
Oh and the State premiers department.

So what will happen if some of these members end up testing positive to Covid?
Will the Grand final be cancelled.
Or will they just allow the thousands of Victorian people to still fly in for the game?
Note: only 200 general admission tickets available the rest have been allocated to members, players, family of players, officials, corporate sponsors and of course the QLD Labor premiers office.

Disgusting no other word to describe it.

It’s embarrassing to live in Queensland and have work mates in other states see the horrendous performance of the government here, we look like a joke, special allowances for people or organisations with money.

So are they going to test all 200 after the game!
Don’t think so.
Just another way the government is taking us for fools by saying its all OK.
Once the 30000 debacle is over and we have a second wave and more lockdowns then people may realize the government was wrong and lied to us all.
Lets hope AP is booted out once and for all.