Dreamworld workers to avoid charges, Ardent Leisure still in firing line

In just a few days, Australians will pause to remember one of the country’s worst theme park tragedies.

Four people died on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on October 25 2016.

Canberra trio Kate Goodchild, 32, her brother Luke Dorsett, 35, and his partner Roozie Araghi, 38, along with Sydney woman Cindy Low, 42, were all killed when the ride malfunctioned.


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It has now been confirmed, workers who were on-site aren’t expected to face prosecution.

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Hundreds of people left tributes to the victims following the tragedy. PHOTO: Tony Bartlett / myGC.com.au

In a report to the Queensland coroner, police have recommended no criminal charges be laid against staff, but it would be up to the coroner to make the final decision.

A coronial hearing is part of the recommendations.

The fatal incident forced the short-term closure of the popular Coomera theme park, and owners Ardent Leisure could still be prosecuted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Those industrial law penalties include six years jail and fines of almost $4 million.

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