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  1. #271
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    It won't surprise me if this is the end of Dreamworld, not in the immediate future but within a year or two. I feel bad for the staff, but the management and owners are having chickens come home to roost. Cutting corners on safety is false economy and I hope other executives elsewhere can learn something from this tragedy. Not only are lives more important than money, you make more money when the public at large can actually trust you. Goodwill means something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloise View Post
    It won't surprise me if this is the end of Dreamworld, not in the immediate future but within a year or two
    in a year or two the park will be thriving again and all will be forgotten,

    yes it was sad what happened....but life goes on,

    no way it closes because of this, and it probably will not hurt very much financially either



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    The incident comes just days after 20 people were left stranded above ...

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34122650/passengers-stuck-on-movie-world-ride-wild-west-falls-adventure-ride-reports/#page1

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    http://www.skynews.com.au/news/natio...reamworld.html

    Ride malfunctions at Dreamworld

    Updated: 4:44 pm, Friday, 27 January 2017

    An automatic sensor is believed to have triggered a brief shutdown on a Dreamworld ride on the Gold Coast, with guests strapped into it.

    Thrill seekers were left dangling from the top of the 119m-tall attraction known as the Giant Drop for about five minutes after the sensor was tripped on Friday.

    No fault was discovered and the ride was operating again after successful testing, a Dreamworld spokesman told AAP.

    The incident came just hours after the theme park announced the Giant Drop along with the Shockwave and Hot Wheels Sidewinder rides had been re-opened to guests following the deaths of four people on the now-decommissioned Thunder River Rapids ride in October.
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-2...-coast/8833254

    Dreamworld fatal accident: 'Industrial manslaughter' to be made offence in Queensland

    Updated 23 Aug 2017, 3:15pm

    Industrial manslaughter is set to become a criminal offence in Queensland following an independent review prompted by the death of four people on a Dreamworld water ride last year.

    Two men and two women were killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast when the ride malfunctioned, throwing two people out and trapping two inside.

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has moved to introduce legislation in State Parliament to make industrial manslaughter an offence.

    "Industrial manslaughter ... is about not only the individual but the corporation, and that's now going to be part of the Workplace Health and Safety Act with an independent prosecutor to ensure that the independence is maintained in cohort with the director of public prosecutions," she said.

    "This is a serious offence and one that will be handled very professionally in the future to come."

    She said it was too early to tell if it will be used in relation to the Dreamworld incident.

    "It's always there in relation to it, but the investigations are continuing in relation to this matter," she said.

    "There is the ability to have criminal manslaughter charges brought against an individual in relation to these issues at anytime as we've seen with the tragedy at Eagle Farm."
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    Dreamworld: Queensland Government considering legal action after Thunder Rapids deaths

    By Isobel Roe
    Updated about 6 hours ago

    The Queensland Government is considering legal action against Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld following last year's fatal ride malfunction, which led to the deaths of four people.

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said a Workplace Health and Safety report into the tragedy had finished, but would not be publicly released.

    "The report has now been handed over to the WHSQ prosecutions unit to determine the legal consequences of the investigation and the next course of action," Ms Grace said.

    "That process is expected to take several months.

    More at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-3...deaths/9003820


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    Dreamworld staff escape criminal charges

    Updated: 7:34 pm, Saturday, 21 October 2017

    Queensland police have recommended no criminal charges be laid over the Dreamworld ride disaster, however park employees and the Gold Coast theme park's owners still face potential prosecution.
    In a report to the Queensland coroner, police say no Dreamworld staff should be prosecuted for the incident nearly a year ago, in which a ride malfunctioned, killing four people.
    However a police spokesperson said it would be up to the coroner whether any staff were eventually charged.
    "Police have recommended no criminal charges be laid, but obviously that's only a recommendation, the coroner may come back with suggestions relating to prosecution," the spokesman told AAP.
    The park's owner, Ardent Leisure, could still face potential prosecution by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, with penalties including six years jail and fines of almost $4 million.
    As part of its two-volume submission to the coroner, police are understood to have also recommended a coronial inquest be held into the tragedy.

    http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-s...l-charges.html


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    Dreamworld accident: One year after the theme park ride tragedy, what has changed?
    ABC News
    BY LUCY MURRAY AND MICHAEL SAUNDERS
    UPDATED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO (as at 09:27 AEDT 25 October 2017)

    ‘Family and friends of four people killed at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast last October say the memory of that terrible day is still fresh in their minds as they struggle to cope with the loss.

    A year ago today, a raft on the Thunder River Rapids flipped when it collided with another raft near a large conveyor belt at the end of the water ride.

    The accident, on what most people believed to be one of the theme park's tamest rides, claimed the lives of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Aragi.

    The deaths shocked the nation and 12 months later, the fallout from the tragedy is far from over, with prosecutions still possible and a coronial inquest pending.’

    Read more at:

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-1...deaths/9081268

    Related:

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-0...cident/8694328

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-0...as-dir/8869224

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-1...-parks/7964330

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-1...-urged/8056814

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-1...deaths/9081268

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-0...-coast/8833254
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    Ardent Leisure boss bails out after just four months at troubled theme park business
    ABC News
    BY BUSINESS REPORTER STEPHEN LETTS
    ABOUT 4 HOURS AGO (as at 18:08 AEDT 08 November 2017)

    ‘The turmoil that has plagued Ardent Leisure, operator of the Gold Coast Dreamworld theme park, has continued with its new chief executive bailing out after little more than four months in the job.

    Key points:

    • The troubled operator of the Dreamworld theme park will get its third chief executive in less than 5 months after the resignation of Simon Kelly
    • The change at the top follows activist investors taking control of the boardroom
    • Shares tumble as trading update shows the company is still struggling in the wake of last year's Dreamworld tragedy

    In a statement to the ASX, Ardent said Simon Kelly's resignation from his roles as chief executive officer and managing director was effective immediately.’

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    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-1...charge/9129764
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