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Charity screening of the AFL Grand Final in a CovidSafe drive-in theater is PROHIBITED by bureaucrats

Outrage when showing AFL Grand Final in a CovidSafe drive-in theater BAN by bureaucrats following fallout from Cox Plate fiasco

  • Dromana drive-in in the Mornington Peninsula scheduled to show the AFL grand finale
  • The popular drive-in is COVID-safe and tickets have been sold for the 2020 decision maker
  • All tickets are refundable along with donations to the Breast Cancer Network
  • Pre-game favorites Richmond will take on Geelong from 7.30pm tomorrow (AEST)

A popular drive-in planning a charity screening of the AFL final Saturday night is outraged after the event was canceled by state bureaucrats.

Located in Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, the Dromana 3 Drive In had sold a number of tickets ahead of the 2020 AFL decision-maker between league heavyweights Geelong and Richmond.

Thursday night, their plans were canceled when they received a call from the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

“ The Crisis Cabinet has decided that the drive-in would not be reclassified as a ‘Permitted Work Premises’ for the screening of the AFL Grand Final, ” Dromana 3’s drive-in said on their Facebook page.

The Dromana 3 Drive In (pictured above) was planning to host a charity screening of the AFL Final Saturday night

The Dromana 3 Drive In (pictured above) was planning to host a charity screening of the AFL Final Saturday night

The owners were smoking (pictured above) after the event was canceled by Victorian government bureaucrats on Thursday

The owners were smoking (pictured above) after the event was canceled by Victorian government bureaucrats on Thursday

The owners were smoking (pictured above) after the event was canceled by Victorian government bureaucrats on Thursday

The drive in, on Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula (pictured), featured a competition between St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs in June this year

The drive in, on Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula (pictured), featured a competition between St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs in June this year

The drive in, on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula (pictured), featured a competition between St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs in June this year

What a joke, the drive thru is the MOST Covid Safe company out there. It also follows the Cox Plate fiasco (of the Andrews government).

Plus, it would have been a fantastic therapeutic outing for so many people. The handling of Covid-19 has been a disaster, what about a two-pronged approach to decision making?

The drive-in will now refund all tickets sold, as well as numerous recent donations to the Breast Cancer Network, Australia Entertainment Assist and Independent Cinemas Australia Charities.

Earlier this week, Andrews’ government was severely criticized for letting a select group of wealthy horse owners and their connections head for the 100th edition of the Cox Plate in Moonee Valley this Saturday – while the rest of the state is suffering a hard Lockdown.

Intense public outrage prompted the baffling decision to be reversed. Martin Pakula, Victoria’s Racing Minister, later tweeted, “It was a mistake as there are other restrictions, and we’ve heard feedback from the community.”

COVIDafe packages at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, including a 1000 person cap, staggered arrivals, temperature checks, social distance and takeaway, food and drinks only were scheduled.

Geelong superstar Gary Ablett Jr (photo left) wants to retire on Saturday with a new premiership to his name

Geelong superstar Gary Ablett Jr (photo left) wants to retire on Saturday with a new premiership to his name

Geelong superstar Gary Ablett Jr (photo left) wants to retire on Saturday with a new premiership to his name

Richmond will pin their 2020 flag to superstar player Dustin Martin (pictured above)

Richmond will pin their 2020 flag to superstar player Dustin Martin (pictured above)

Richmond will pin their 2020 flag to superstar player Dustin Martin (pictured above)

Andrews was accused of double standards after he previously told reporters that AFL grand finale parties are banned for all residents this weekend.

“I know a lot of people normally spend time with family and friends to celebrate, whether their team is in the grand final or not,” he said last Sunday.

‘But your household and only the members of your household, the last day must be that great. ‘You can’t have friends at your house. You can’t pretend it’s over (pandemic) because we all really want it to be like that. ‘

The historic decider between Geelong and Richmond at the Gabba in Brisbane starts Saturday evening at 7:30 PM (AEST).

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