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Queensland Government considering legal action over Dreamworld deaths

Queensland Government considering legal action over Dreamworld deaths
September 30, 2017

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

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

Minister Grace told the ABC “the report has now been handed over to the WHSQ (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland) prosecutions unit to determine the legal consequences of the investigation and the next course of action.

"That process is expected to take several months.

"Given the possibility of pending legal action, the investigation report cannot be released at this time."

In August, the Queensland Government began the process of making ‘industrial manslaughter’ an offence, after an independent review into the Dreamworld tragedy.

At that time Minister Grace said it was too early to tell if the legislation would be used in relation to the incident.

Dreamworld has struggled financially in the wake of the deaths.

Image shows Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride prior to last year's fatalities. 

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