Vale Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett

The Department of Human Services is in mourning after losing two valued employees yesterday in the Gold Coast theme park accident.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett,” Department of Human Services Secretary Kathryn Campbell said.

“Kate and Luke were well-liked and respected by their colleagues and will be greatly missed.

“I would like to offer my heart-felt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of Luke and Kate at this devastating time.”

Kate worked at the department’s Belconnen Service Centre and Luke in Health Programmes at Tuggeranong.

Social Workers are on-site today at both locations to assist staff at this very difficult time.