Media Release: Media Statement

26 October 2016

The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Human Services

The Government is deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred yesterday at the Gold Coast theme park and expresses condolence to the families of all 4 victims.

Two of these, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, were valued employees of the Department of Human Services in Canberra.

Employees in both my Ministerial office and the Department are in shock and deeply distressed by the news of the loss of 2 of their colleagues.

On behalf of the Government, I extend sympathy to the family and friends of Kate and Luke at this heart-wrenching time, as well as their colleagues at the Department.