Multi-millionaire businesswoman allowed to skip Queensland's hotel quarantine

Multi-millionaire businesswoman skipped Queensland's hotel quarantine despite arriving from coronavirus hotspot Victoria and has enjoyed life in a luxury residence - after being picked up in a LIMO A high-flying business executive allowed to skip hotel quarantine in Queensland The exemption has raised concerns the rich are getting special treatment  The former Jetstar CEO Jwas whisked away in a limousine at Brisbane Airport

By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 16:26 BST, 9 October 2020 | Updated: 16:26 BST, 9 October 2020

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Jayne Hrdlicka is a former Jetstar and A2 CEO

Jayne Hrdlicka is a former Jetstar and A2 CEO

A multi-millionaire executive has been allowed to forgo hotel quarantine and spend isolation in a luxury Brisbane residence.

Former Jetstar and a2 Milk boss Jayne Hrdlicka was granted the request by the Queensland government on September 26, after moving to the state from Australia's coronavirus capital Victoria with her family.

The exemption has sparked concerns that the rich are getting special treatment in the Sunshine State. 

When Ms Hrdlicka arrived at Brisbane Airport, the Courier Mail reported that she skipped the government-mandated bus to the city's quarantine hotels - and was instead whisked away in a limousine.

As well the chair of Tennis Australia, the American-born businesswoman - who calls a host of A-list celebrities friends - is also a senior adviser for Bain Capital.

The financial firm recently took control of the coronavirus crisis-hit Virgin Australia airline.

Jayne Hrdlicka is pictured with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in 2013 (pictured) and was rumoured to earn $2million-a-year as head of a2 Milk, a job she quit last year

Jayne Hrdlicka is pictured with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in 2013 (pictured) and was rumoured to earn $2million-a-year as head of a2 Milk, a job she quit last year

Fashion icon Anna Wintour (centre), Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley (right) and Jayne Hrdlicka (left) are pictured at the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24

icon Anna Wintour (centre), Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley (right) and Jayne Hrdlicka (left) are pictured at the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24

Just a few days ago the Queensland government shelled out $200million for a stake in the carrier.

Ms Hrdlicka, who is expected to be appointed to the board of directors of Virgin in coming months, had her exemption approved as sensitive negotiations played out over the controversial bid.  

Queensland Health are believed to have allowed Ms Hrdlicka to skip hotel quarantine on compassionate grounds as her husband is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer.

The department would not comment on specific cases due to 'privacy reasons' but added a small number of exemptions had been granted.

But a series of high-profile cases of ordinary Australians being refused exemptions, despite similarly serious medical and person reasons, have raised allegations of double standards. 

Brain cancer patient Gary Ralph (pictured, right with wife Wendy Child) was denied a quarantine exemption in Queensland after receiving life-saving surgery in Sydney

Brain cancer patient Gary Ralph (pictured, right with wife Wendy Child) was

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