Queensland government unveils plan for a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment for individuals and $10m for firms, in wake of Gold Coast accident

Industrial manslaughter laws will be introduced in Queensland following the Dreamworld ride accident that killed four people.

Safety around amusement rides will also be tightened, including increased inspections and record keeping by operators, and possible licensing of people operating rides. Older rides may also be closed down if they don’t meet standards.

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