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Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure fined $3.6m over fatal Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy

SBS Monday, 28 September 2020
Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been fined $3.6 million over the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy on the Gold Coast in 2016.
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News video: Australian theme park fined $2.5 mln over deaths

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An Australian court has ordered theme park operator Ardent Leisure Group Ltd to pay a fine of $2.5 million over the deaths of four people in an accident on a river rapids ride in 2016. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Evie Smith, 33, often receives compliments about her “lovely dad” when she hasbeen out with him and their son, Thomas, five. A committed Christian whomarried a man 31 years her senior after being introduced by his ex-wife – whoshe met at church – told how she laughs when strangers think he is their son’sgranddad. Social worker Evie Smith, 33, who fell pregnant within months oftrying for a baby with her husband, Peter, 64, a mechanic, has even receivedcompliments about her “lovely dad” when she has been out with him and theirson, Thomas, five. Evie, of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia – whose own dad,Neil McGee, is only 67 – said: “The other day, out in the park, a woman cameover and said how lovely it was to see a granddad and grandson playingtogether.” She continued: “Not long after, Thomas was at a friend’s birthdayparty and a mum messaged to say my dad seemed lovely. “At first I wasconfused, wondering why my dad had turned up. Then I realised she was talkingabout Peter! “We just laughed about it, though. We wouldn’t be together ifthat kind of thing bothered us.”

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Surfer killed in shark attack on Australia's Gold Coast [Video]

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