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.