AFL WAGs and officials are living it up in 'hotel quarantine' - sipping cocktails while lounging by the pool at their luxury Gold Coast resort.
About 400 AFL players and officials - including top executives - have descended on Queensland under controversial quarantine arrangements after being given the all-clear to dodge the state's border lockdown.
'We are doing this quarantine the same as everyone else,' AFL boss Gill McLachlan said this week.
But images and video that emerged on Thursday tell a different story.
AFL WAGs and officials lounge by the pool during their hotel quarantine on the Gold Coast
Birds eye video footage of the quarantine hotel showed AFL officials and WAGs make the most of the luxury resort
Aerial footage - published by
Thursday - showed WAGs relaxing by the swimming pool at the quarantine resort as children splashed in the water.
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The wives and girlfriends soaked up the sun with drinks in hand, just a few steps away from the poolside bar.
The vision is a world away from the experience of other travellers who have desperately fought to enter Queensland.
Jayne Brown, 60, spent two weeks confined to a tiny hotel room in Brisbane following her recent return from Sydney, where renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo removed two large tumours on her brain.
The grandmother-of-seven requested an exemption from hotel quarantine to self-isolate at home on the Sunshine Coast, but was rejected twice.
She blasted Ms Palaszczuk for allowing the AFL officials to enter the state on Tuesday night.
'I don't understand it, mind-blowing,' Ms Brown told Nine News.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been criticised for easing her strict border