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Trade Minister Steve Ciobo hit back at fears of a flood of foreign workers under the deal with the United Kingdom in the wake of similar concerns about ... The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network says the Trans Pacific Partnership will allow workers from six more countries into Australia ...
But by far the most reliable way to short circuit the delicate sensibilities of a proud, red-blooded Australian (mostly) male is to mention #changethedate. You know that ... In addition, polls in the lead up to the last Australia Day showed there was significant support for changing the date. This is because ...

Why are these systems so different and why do some floods happen fast and others slow? To work it out, you need to understand how ... or backyard scale," Dr Henley said. "Right up to these enormous catchments that are so important for irrigation -- for our food bowls in Australia and the rest of the ...
Corporate Responsibility: Are Australian companies doing enough? Hear from Jason Pellegrino Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz CEO & MD, Mirvac Group and Mike Henry President Operations, Minerals Australia, BHP. Moderated by The Australian's Editor ...
For community members, disaster preparedness planning processes such as bushfire survival plans and flood response plans are a key part of the ... In the context of both bushfires and floods, women in community settings reported having less confidence in their ability to respond when these events ...
Nestled in the shadow of Mount Wollumbin in northern New South Wales is a town that refuses to let itself be defined by disaster. When the flood that resulted from last year's Cyclone Debbie swept through, the community of Murwillumbah didn't wait for the wheels of government bureaucracy to act.

The city was swamped by the worst floods in 40 years as the Logan River peaked at 10.4 metres on April 1, 2017. Ms Schwarz said the inundation left the city with an unprecedented damage bill and clean-up operation but locals had risen to the challenge. "As the flooding receded Logan came together, ...
The city was swamped by the worst floods in 40 years as the Logan River peaked at 10.4 metres on April 1, 2017. Ms Schwarz said the inundation left the city with an unprecedented damage bill and clean-up operation but locals had risen to the challenge. "As the flooding receded Logan came ...
The floods, which affected low-lying parts of Logan, Beenleigh and the Gold Coast came after ex-cyclone Debbie dropped hundreds of millimetres of rain across ... All told, Debbie left a damage bill of $1.7 billion, making it the second most expensive cyclone to hit Australia. Australian Associated Press.
Cairns council has warned residents that major flood levels are being reached on the Barron River at Caravonica, Kamerunga and Lake Placid. "Properties in this area may experience flooding as a result of heavy rainfall overnight combined with a high tide this morning," the warning said. The council ...
AUSTRALIA will suffer more extreme bushfires, a longer fire season as well greater deluges of flooding rains, sea surges and displaced persons as climate change ... Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel assisted the community of Ingham, north Queensland, after the area was hit with floods.
Brown said raising the dam wall would flood more than 50 Aboriginal heritage sites. A significant number of sites were flooded when the original dam was built. "They [WaterNSW] are saying that it is going to save more sites downstream," she said. "But they are talking about different cultures. Everything ...
The small town is a “magnet” for this type of weather, the Bureau of Meteorology said, after flash floods in April 2015 swept through the town and killed three residents. Careys Peak near Barrington Tops recorded similar levels of rain, with 140mm in six hours. Wet and windy weather is expected from Coffs ...
On the other side of the continent, Cyclone Marcus has headed out to sea with the warm tropical waters providing the system with extra fuel powering it up to a fearsome category 5 system, the highest on the Australia cyclone intensity scale. That means winds of more than 198km/h and gusts nearing ...
New research from the University of Newcastle (UON) has found further evidence to support the notion that severe flooding events occur cyclically, challenging the widely accepted assumption that floods occur randomly, and raising questions around the reliability of Australia's flood infrastructure and ...
In 1999, Australian hydrologist Robert French also noticed that irregular clustering of flood events was associated with the SOI, and pointed out that flood planning needed to take into ... The IPO influences eastern Australia's climate indirectly, by affecting both the magnitude and frequency of ENSO impacts.
Australia bushfires destroy homes, kill cattle ... SYDNEY: High temperatures and strong winds have fuelled large grass and bushfires in Australia, officials said Monday (Mar 19), reducing dozens of houses to ash and ... Bushfires are part of Australia, as, indeed, are droughts and floods," he told reporters.

In its report, January 2011 Flood Event: Report on the Operation of Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam, Seqwater described the 2011 floods as a one-in-100 to ... “What you can't escape from is that 16 per cent of the record contains 80 per cent of the major floods,” Dr Kiem told The Australian. The major ...
Federal MP Bob Katter has blasted authorities for what he calls "excessive" road closures in times of flood, and admitted to previously driving around a ... Mr Katter said "stupid" and "irresponsible" road closures had brought the north Queensland economy to a standstill, both during recent floods as well as ...
... floods in outback Queensland that never eventuated. Higgins Storm Chasing shared a post on social media in early March warning of rainfall and flooding across western Queensland at a level not seen in 40 years. The forecast said, "It could rival anything during the past 44 years (since the 1974 flood).
South Australia's election is a hotly contested three-horse race between Labor, the Liberals and SA Best. But they're not the only parties running in Saturday's highly anticipated poll, that could end 16 years of Labor rule. There are also the Greens and independents and other minor parties, as well as a big ...
A tropical low in the Coral Sea is continuing to move towards Queensland's south-east, but the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says it is unlikely to intensify into a cyclone. Key points: System will move close to south-east Queensland coast; Heavy surf, abnormally high tides forecast for Gold and Sunshine ...
Still, all things considered, the waterlogged population has escaped mostly unscathed. At least the humans. It is a tough time to be an air-breathing animal in northeastern Australia. Dens and burrows are flooded. Food sources are underwater, and water-adept predators, particularly crocodiles, sharks and ...
Horrific—yet still somehow heartwarming—video footage has emerged of a giant spider clinging to a tree branch before being rescued from flood waters in Australia. The short clip shows the huge spider holding on for dear life as flood water swept through the town of Halifax, north Queensland on March 11 ...
Flood damage on banana farms in north Queensland — Australia's largest growing area — is expected to lead to reduced supply and a rise in prices. The full extent of crop losses will not be known until later this week, but farmers who have been able to inspect their plantations estimate tens of thousands of ...
A huge spider spotted clinging to a branch above floodwaters in north Queensland has been rescued. Video shared by Andrea Gofton shows the eight-legged freak trying to stay high and dry outside a SPAR Supermarket in the town of Halifax, northeast of Ingham, on Sunday. The area has been inundated ...
Queensland schoolchildren trapped by floods for almost a week finally rescued ... Australian Associated Press ... flooding across the region, with the area between Cairns and Townsville declared a disaster by the state government and labelled an official catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia.
ICA CEO Rob Whelan said the "catastrophe" declaration means insurers would now prioritise claims from people affected by floods and storm-related ... Bankwest and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have also announced emergency assistance packages for flood-affected customers, including ...
Australian Associated Press. Fri 9 Mar 2018 ... Water floods a gas station in north Queensland, parts of which remain at risk of flooding. Photograph: ... The emergency services minister, Craig Crawford, said the declaration gave emergency services the powers they needed to respond effectively to the flood.
SYDNEY: Floods swamped parts of the Australian state of Queensland on Friday, covering pastureland and cutting off towns as swollen rivers inundated ... The Herbert River level, its highest since 2009, was expected to begin receding overnight, but major flood warnings remained in place for at least half a ...
Ingham Flood: Floodwaters continue to rise around homes. Posted March 09, 2018 12:07:54. Floodwaters continue to rise around homes, trapping locals. Source: ABC News | Duration: 12sec. Topics: floods, disasters-and-accidents, ingham-4850, australia, qld ...
UPDATE: Police have issued an emergency alert for people in Ingham with floodwaters expecting to rise above levels seen in the devastating 2009 floods. The alert, issued on behalf of Hinchinbrook Council, stated a major flood warning had been issued for the Herbert River and urged residents to prepare ...
Ingham Flood: Servo smashed by floodwaters. Posted March 09, 2018 12:07:54. Flood waters rush over a petrol station in Ingham. Source: ABC News | Duration: 20sec. Topics: floods, disasters-and-accidents, ingham-4850, australia, qld ...
Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford says all of the major river systems between Townsville and Cairns are in full flood. Food drops, by air and boat, are now underway for isolated communities in the state's west after more than a week of heavy rain across much of the state. Mr Crawford will meet ...
Dangerous flood waters1:13. A look into the dangerous floods and storms that have been hitting the west coast of Australia. March 6th 2018; a day ago. The town of Winton has seen huge amounts of flooding. Picture: Nick McGrathSource:Supplied. A REMOTE town in central Queensland, more used to ...
New Zealand is at risk of tsunami up to 12m high if a “megathrust” earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean, but Australia would be shielded from the waves. A US geophysicist has warned enormous tsunami waves could swamp part of New Zealand's east coast if a “megathrust” hit after creating a computer ...
Later in the week, Townsville could see 70mm of rain over three days while Cairns could receive 200mm of rain during a five-day stretch. Away from the east coast, the weather is a whole lot more pleasant with sunshine forecast for Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. The West Australian capital could ...
Cyclone in Australia Weatherzone. This weather map shows the cyclone forming off the Australian coast. Meteorologists predict that as a low-pressure weather system move north, cyclones could form in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Coral Sea, bringing further deluges to the northern state of Queensland
The government-owned Snowy Hyrdo 2.0 could flood the market with cheap energy, curbing investment in dispatchable capacity or storage in a few years' ... by the government's new policy, the National Energy Guarantee, which aims to address rising power prices and stabilise Australia's energy future.
Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast has recorded 88 millimetres of rain since 9:00am yesterday morning. Thunderstorm warnings are expected today for Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Topics: floods, disasters-and-accidents, rainfall, weather, qld, townsville-4810. First posted Sun at 12:32pmSun 4 Mar 2018, ...
The dams were going dry, meaning they had begun carting water to their cattle station near Duchess, south of Mount Isa, in western Queensland. In the space of a few days, everything has changed — more than 115mm has fallen at their 1,200 square kilometre property since Saturday morning. "We went ...
A very old and musty book can sometimes seem like a biohazard, and the books on the bottom floor of the Australian National University's Chifley Library could come close. Now that the water from Canberra's flash flooding has receded, staff have been able to get inside the university's most prestigious ...
Residents in the township of Giru, south-east of Townsville, are being urged to remain safe as the Haughton River remains at a record flood level. At 7:15pm on Thursday night, the river level at Giru had peaked at a record 3.1 metres as upstream floodwaters arrived, with the Haughton expected to slowly fall ...
North Queensland town cut off by record flood levels, big wet heading west ... "No real dramas — we've had bigger floods," he said. .... and storm activity across parts of the Gulf, some catchments are already wet and as a result rivers are expected to respond more quickly with flood warnings possible.
The Australian National University is still counting the cost of Sunday's storm, listing damage to rare books, delays to the Union Court redevelopment and the writing off of up to 11 excavators as among major issues caused by the deluge. About 22,000 students and 4500 staff were asked to stay away from ...
The rain has been triggered along the country's east coast as a result of a cold front associated with a low-pressure system south of Australia. ... The Australian National University (ANU) has been forced to close today due to flooding, with all classes cancelled and the university warning students and staff to ...
Three British backpackers had to be rescued on Tuesday morning, after they woke up to find crocodile-infested floodwater had partially submerged their campervan. The van was parked in a picnic area in Queensland, just south of Cairns, that had been dry when they went to sleep, but torrential rain had ...
Three British backpackers had to be rescued on Tuesday morning, after they woke up to find crocodile-infested floodwater had partially submerged their campervan. The van was parked in a picnic area in Queensland, just south of Cairns, that had been dry when they went to sleep, but torrential rain had ...
An area twice the size of Victoria has been cut off in Western Australia's Kimberley region after a severe storm decimated the only highway servicing the region. The Kimberley received record rainfall in January, including 639mm in four days, flooding the Great Northern Highway and sweeping away ...
Queensland floods: Man assaulted with baseball bat amid break-ins in flooded Ingham ... There are reports of break-ins and an assault in flood-ravaged Ingham in north Queensland, as at least a third of the state's local government areas are impacted by floods, with the damage bill to reach "in the millions".


 

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