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  1. It's a lovely tourism campaign... Wait, it's for a theme park? Ah, sod it.
  2. webslave

    Theme Park Survey

    Not to mention Your Eyes Are Telling Lies: Reloaded.
  3. webslave

    Animated TV series about Aussie Theme park

    Hey you could probably chance it and you'd be fine... ...but on the other hand on a project you're already working hard to get off the ground on limited funding why would you risk picking that type of a fight on day one?
  4. webslave

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Stuff like this is rarely the fault of one person or group, be it management nor the ride ops.
  5. webslave

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Personally, I think the test should be whether you knew - or should have known - that the decision you made materially increased the risk of serious injury or death occurring. Ergo; If you were denied the funding to complete an upgrade to safety/control components then the decision was not yours, therefore you are not culpable. Allowing a ride to return to operation several times following an intermittent fault may not make you culpable if you could demonstrate that you were unaware that doing so materially increased the risk of serious injury or death occurring (which would be a fairly high bar, but how many of us before now would have linked a pump failure with an accident like this? After all, as far as we were aware it's never happened in all the years of operation) If you knew the state of the safety infrastructure on a ride was deficient and knew this deficiency increased the risk of serious injury or death but either neglected to report it or down-played the risk when reporting it you are culpable.
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    I think Dreamworld would be lucky to have anything in their park with a capacity much over that of a small business jet...
  7. webslave

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    I guess this begs the question - why was this guy in the job? How did he get hired, and why was he kept? Was there some other primary skill-set that he had that kept him in the job and the title just wasn't a good fit?
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    Dreamworld for sale - in Monopoly game

    Yes, they are paid for the most part. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/melbourne-monopoly-board-makers-accused-of-taking-cash-for-spots-20151112-gkx0jo.html
  9. webslave

    Sea World lighthouse - Star Flyer replacement

    Unless their own preferences ARE the right ones, of course. The 'right ones' in this case are the ones that best reflect those of the most lucrative demographic(s) in the marketplace. In which case that sort of attitude is called smart business.
  10. I was thinking that perhaps they made the age-old mistake of setting their patrol areas to the relevant rides but forgetting to select the path in the middle. Seems as plausible as anything.
  11. It's really no better or worse than a lot of other discussions here. In some ways I find the dumpster fire (and picturing the meetings going on behind it) rather interesting.
  12. webslave

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    But where are you going to draw that line? Police are abused on the front-line daily. You couldn't possibly go into the job not knowing that. Should they be able to take work cover or sue every time someone says something hurtful? What about our armed forces - some of them are instructed to kill humans; should they also be able to turn around and say they have been wronged? I think in Australia we have a concept of what a reasonable person should expect from their role, and that's what people apply here. We expect that the likes of paramedics and nurses and surgeons will see human pain, suffering and gore far beyond the likes of what many of the rest of us are likely to encounter, and accordingly we expect that when you make that your career path you do so in that knowledge. That's in many cases why so many of these professions are respected and revered by the general public - regardless of what they are paid. Some people are going to find it harder in general or in specific cases than they bargained for, and for that we should support them - but does somebody else become legally liable for that? I'm not convinced.
  13. webslave

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Mate, so much of what you're saying makes good sense, but the opposing view is that one way or another someone needs to be the person who comes to deal with that stuff, and we simply can't be in a situation where lawsuits come out every time someone needs to deal with it when that person has a reasonable expectation that they are going to encounter those types of situations. There's no real winner here.
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    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    This came across, and I think I have a fair picture of what you were listening to. I'm really enjoying your coverage, and want to thank you very sincerely for providing this to us. We are very lucky, and I am sure that the majority of folk here will join me in thanking you for doing this.