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An argument against rising the entry fees for theme parks

Coomera 4209 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.

  • Not everyone gets the chance to be part of a genuine classic like Snow White;
  • In the immediate fallout, Deborah Thomas, the CEO of Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure came under fire at her company's AGM for failing to contact the families of victims in the aftermath of the tragedy;
  • In several of its share market announcements, it has attributed poor performance to the Dreamworld accident;
  • Has Dreamworld lost value?
  • Floral tributes at Dreamworld at Coomera for the four victims of a ride malfunction on October 25, 2016;
  • Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, has had its share price drop more than 25 per cent over the last 12 months.

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 Araghi.

  • Instead Workplace Health and Safety office's prosecution unit will review it and decide if anyone will be charged but that process is expected to take months;
  • I would have been a tick or a flea!
  • Floral tributes at Dreamworld at Coomera for the four victims of a ride malfunction on October 25, 2016;
  • Has Dreamworld lost value?
  • Instead Workplace Health and Safety office's prosecution unit will review it and decide if anyone will be charged but that process is expected to take months.

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. Family friend Sandra Brookfield said the mother of two of the victims, Kim Dorsett, is living day by day.

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The popular theme park was closed after the accident ABC News Renee Windsor from Mackay took her three young kids to the park for the first time this week. But today she does feel safe. Another reveller Lachie Hunter said he didn't know it was the anniversary. Will anyone be charged? Police and the regulator have both completed reports since the accident.

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Queensland Police forwarded its report onto the State Coroner, opting not to lay any criminal charges at this stage. Things have gone wrong at Gold Coast theme parks before, but there has never been a fatality.

Read about some of other incidents. As part of the police investigation, Dreamworld staff came under scrutiny, including the experience of the staff operating the ride. A coronial inquest is expected to be held next year, but regardless of whether criminal charges are recommended, Dreamworld owners Ardent Leisure could face prosecution under the Workplace Health and Safety Act.

The regulator has finished its report, but it will not be publicly released.

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  2. Walt Disney heard her recordings and hired her to be the voice of Cinderella.
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  4. Are theme parks safer? It was a very fast, exciting time for me.

Instead Workplace Health and Safety office's prosecution unit will review it and decide if anyone will be charged but that process is expected to take months. Are theme parks safer? Immediately after the accident, the park was closed for six weeks and the Thunder River Rapids ride was permanently decommissioned. Dreamworld engineers checked every ride before reopening the park and they engaged an international theme park safety expert, as well as Australian amusement ride engineers, Pitt and Sherry.

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  2. Walt Disney heard her recordings and hired her to be the voice of Cinderella. The storied thespian was part of the original casts of Rent and Wicked as Maureen Johnson and Elphaba respectively.
  3. It is expected complaints made by workers to Workplace Health and Safety before the incident will also examined during the inquest. The coroner's inquest will take place next year, with Kim Dorsett reportedly planning to attend the hearings.

Workplace health and safety also inspected park during the closure, giving seven improvement notices. Floral tributes at Dreamworld at Coomera for the four victims of a ride malfunction on October 25, 2016.

Are theme parks safer?

Ashleigh Stevenson Since the accident the State Government has passed industrial manslaughter laws, which mean corporations can be held accountable for deaths on site. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the laws were in response to the Dreamworld tragedy as well as another workplace incident last year at Eagle Farm, in Queensland.

But, while the Dreamworld case was a significant contributor to these laws, they will not apply in this case, as they're not retrospective. The coroner's inquest will take place next year, with Kim Dorsett reportedly planning to attend the hearings. It is expected complaints made by workers to Workplace Health and Safety before the incident will also examined during the inquest. Has Dreamworld lost value? The accident has had a significant impact on Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure.

In the immediate fallout, Deborah Thomas, the CEO of Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure came under fire at her company's AGM for failing to contact the families of victims in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Dreamworld visitor numbers were regularly being released to the Australian Stock Exchange by Ardent Leisure until the middle of this year.

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The June figures - the last ones released - were down 30. Ardent Leisure was not the only company to lose value because of the four deaths. Village Roadshow Limited, which runs nearby theme parks Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, has had its share price drop more than 25 per cent over the last 12 months. In several of its share market announcements, it has attributed poor performance to the Dreamworld accident.

Dreamworld accident: One year after the theme park ride tragedy, what has changed?

Gold Coast Tourism said the tragedy contributed to a significant fall in the number of day trippers travelling to the city. The National Visitor Survey, released in September, shows numbers are down almost nine percent for the year to June.

Chief Executive Martin Winter said he expects this will only be temporary.