Sumary of Family slams premier’s ‘disgusting’ rule:
- The heartbroken family of a Bali bombing survivor have lashed out at the Queensland government double standards, which forced them to turn people away from their loved one funeral while more than 50,000 were allowed to attend State of Origin..
- The 39-year-old was also a talented AFL player and the Gold Coast Metricon Stadium offered to host a large funeral to allow all of Mr Ryan friends and family to celebrate his life..
- That same week Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk allowed 50,000 people to pack Brisbane Suncorp Stadium to watch the State of Origin decider..
- Mr Ryan family also questioned why the rules allowed them to hold a memorial with a larger crowd but not a funeral..
- @AnnastaciaMP how come we can have a celebration service, with unlimited numbers for my brother, but if his coffin is there we are limited to 100 people?.
- @StevenJMiles On top of that, Ms Palaszczuk announced last week that the limit on funerals would be doubled to 200 from this week..
- media_cameraMr Ryan family questioned why they were allowed to have more people at a memorial service but only 100 if it was a funeral..
- At the time the petition was made the family questioned why more than 40,000 people were allowed to attend the AFL Grand Final on October 24 but they weren’t allowed to have less than 10 per cent of that number at the same sized venue….