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Qld closes border to NSW, WA reinstates hard border with SA, trans-Tasman bubble suspended, and Victoria calls for “ring of steel” around Sydney

Yes, we got a bit carried away with the headline, but there has been A LOT going in in the last 24 hours that you all should be fully aware of.

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Ardent Leisure appoints new CEO for theme parks and attractions business

Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint all have a new boss who, we assume, will receive free family passes to each as part of his salary package.

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Ardent Leisure hit with record $3.6m fine over Dreamworld tragedy

Ardent Leisure has been handed what it has described as “the largest fine in Queensland history for a workplace tragedy”.

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Temporary theme park closures lead to $136.6m loss for Ardent Leisure

by Huntley Mitchell

Having recently pleaded guilty to three charges over the Dreamworld tragedy as well as being hit with a shareholder class action, Ardent Leisure now has some negative financials to worry about.

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Ardent Leisure pleads guilty to three charges over 2016 Dreamworld tragedy

Each charge against the theme park operator carries a maximum penalty of $1.5 million.

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Ardent Leisure hit with three charges over 2016 Dreamworld tragedy

The charges come not long after the theme park operator was hit with a shareholder class action in connection with the Dreamworld tragedy.

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Ardent Leisure hit with shareholder class action over Dreamworld tragedy

by Huntley Mitchell

The theme park operator said it intends to “vigorously defend” the class action and believes the proceedings are “without merit”.

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Destination Wrap: Lithuanian volunteers mobilise, Dreamworld closes + MORE

We’ve got a few diamonds in the rough scattered amongst this week’s Destination Wrap, so you can stay well informed and hopeful at the same time.

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Ardent Leisure could be hit with up to $3m in fines, as coroner releases damning report on Dreamworld tragedy

An inquest into the deaths of four people on a Dreamworld theme park ride in 2016 found a “systemic failure” in all safety aspects leading up to the incident.

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Ardent Leisure suffers another loss, warns of further impact from Dreamworld tragedy

by Huntley Mitchell

The company has warned investors it is unlikely that Dreamworld will break even in the second half of FY20.

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Destination Wrap: Sydney’s night-time economy boost, new ‘Philausophy’ video, Dubai’s tourism surge + MORE!

Want to impress your clients and appear worldly to your friends? Read up on all the latest news from destinations around the world right here.

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Dreamworld’s ‘Tower of Terror’ ride to close

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly’s editor prefers to stick to the kid-friendly rides at Dreamworld, with the Vintage Car Adventure and Gingy’s Glider among his personal favourites.

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