Dannii Minogue exempt from hotel quarantine.
Anyone breaking Queensland's tough rules to limit the spread of COVID-19 risks being jailed for up to six months, with Dannii Minogue's exemption from the state's quarantine program labelled a "double standard" from those forced to endure it.
The state government will this week amend legislation to hike up the penalty for individuals caught breaking the state's public health directions.
But singer and television personality Dannii Minogue, who has flown in from the US, has avoided the 14 days in hotel quarantine at her own expense after being given an exemption to stay at a home.
Defence force personnel, maritime workers, consular officials, flight crews, entertainers and sportspeople are among those who are exempt from hotel quarantine.
Minogue is one of 38 people granted an exemption.
"They need to then quarantine in another place that I'm satisfied adheres to the same requirements," Dr Young added. "There's no special treatment for anyone."
A Current Affair reported this week that Stephen Evans, a New South Wales man returning from emergency life-saving cancer surgery in Germany, was denied the same exemption three times.
With a severely compromised immune system, doctors say he should be self-isolating at home. Instead, he's locked up in a Sydney hotel.
Billionaire Kerry Stokes is another big name that's managed to avoid the mandatory procedure.
Wtf why am I stuck in a shitty hotel, eating slop, guarded by dozens of cops and paying $2800 for the honour, while Dannii Minogue gets to stay in her no doubt multi-million dollar home? Also come test me @qldhealthnews, someone was supposed to come today but never materialised— Jim Malo (@jimmalo7) July 13, 2020