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Nov 2, 2016

Isentia index: Ardent Leisure CEO gets death threats over Dreamworld tragedy

Ardent Leisure CEO Deborah Thomas has referred social media threats against herself and her family to NSW Police, after media outlets published photographs of her apartment building and the school her teenage son attends.

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The Dreamworld tragedy happened early last week, but the focus is now on the event as a case study in crisis communications. Ardent Leisure CEO Deborah Thomas has referred social media threats against herself and her family to NSW Police, after media outlets published photographs of her apartment building and the school her teenage son attends. Expect to see this back in the top five as the coroner’s investigation wraps up (with footage of a crash-test dummy re-enactment already online).

There’s one week until we find out the results of the US presidential election, with media forgoing last week’s confidence for a Hillary Clinton win and publishing polls that say Donald Trump is at least closely behind, if not ahead, after the FBI announced it had reopened its investigation into Clinton’s emails. Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign trail focus on voter fraud came back to bite him — OK, probably more of a nibble — after Trump voters were caught voting more than once.

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  1. zut alors

    Gina Rinehart took a tumble at Flemington? Who knew she was even a starter…

    1. AR

      Hope they didn’t bother with the ‘humane’ killer.

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