In­quest rev­e­la­tions shock fam­ily

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

CEO of Ar­dent, a post she held for two years.

She first agreed to take on a new role as chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and chief cus­tomer of­fi­cer, be­fore qui­etly ex­it­ing the busi­ness.

Af­ter leav­ing Ar­dent, Ms Thomas moved out of the spot­light and now serves as chair­woman of the En­sem­ble The­atre Foun­da­tion.

She also works as a men­tor to women in the busi­ness world and is a mem­ber of Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Women.

Ms Dorsett, who trav­elled from her home in Can­berra to at­tend ev­ery sit­ting of the THE mother of two vic­tims from the Dream­world Thun­der River Rapids dis­as­ter has spo­ken of her frus­tra­tion af­ter the con­clu­sion of an in­quest into the tragedy.

Af­ter more than six weeks of ev­i­dence across six months, the in­quest fi­nally ended on Fri­day, with fam­i­lies now fac­ing a wait of sev­eral months be­fore Coro­ner James McDougall de­liv­ers his find­ings.

Speak­ing to The Sun­day Mail, Kim Dorsett, who lost her daugh­ter Kate Good­child and son Luke Dorsett in the 2016 tragedy, said the ev­i­dence at the in­quest had been both shock­ing and frus­trat­ing.

The ac­ci­dent also claimed the lives of NSW mother Cindy Low and Mr Dorsett’s part­ner Roozi Araghi, a man Ms Dorsett con­sid­ered an­other son.

“What makes the loss of th­ese four won­der­ful peo­ple so over­whelm­ing is that this could have been avoided,” she said.

“It ap­pears to be a se­ries of ‘not my job’, ‘I didn’t know’ or ‘I didn’t think’ that the con­veyor belt … would be so deadly.

“We now have three lov­ing moth­ers with­out their chil­dren and four chil­dren with­out their mum.

“Theme parks are al­ways meant to be places of joy and laugh­ter.

“Let’s make them safe again.”

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