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Two Australian inventors are proving that you don't have to go offshore to turn ideas into a reality. Gary Briggs, from Dalby in south-west Queensland, is the brains behind an automated fencing machine. The fencing machine is being manufactured out of the Dingo workshop in Dalby, the company Mr Briggs ...
THE highest king tide of the year could inundate low lying suburbs of Townsville and emergency services are on alert. The Townsville king tide will hit its peak of 4.11m today at 9.03am. Maritime Safety Queensland issued a warning to boaties and residents in low-lying properties ahead of today's king tide.

“We are expecting more rain so we are unsure as to how long it will be before the flood levels reduce. “As of last night the two metre water level markers on the bridge could not even be seen. “Our message is clear, if it's flooded, forget it.” The Aurukun Shire Council along with Queensland Police and ...
Residents across the Cairns Region are being urged to brace for showers and thunderstorms today that have to potential to cause localised flash flooding. An active monsoon trough has produced moderate to heavy rainfall in the Far north out the past, with Daintree Village receiving 350mm of rain.
Three State Emergency Service members who braved a flooded river to rescue a family stranded in their Gold Coast home have been acknowledged for their heroic actions. Logan SES team members Jim Ferguson, Chris Holloway and Claire Browning were presented with the prestigious Queensland Fire ...
Consultants engaged by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have been revising the diversion which sees Bruce Hwy traffic continue to flow in major floods despite the closure of low-lying parts of Gladstone Rd. Although the route will remain relatively the same as that rolled out in April ...

"So we take each round of the Queensland Cup as a chance to practise our race techniques for nationals so we're at the top of our game.” Flood said the girls' success in the past 12 months had created a new enthusiasm in surfboat competition at the Dicky Beach Surf Club. "The girls are excited about their ...
The body of a Korean woman has been recovered after she was swept away in flood waters at a popular tourist spot in far north Queensland. The woman got into trouble at Josephine Falls, south of Cairns, late on Tuesday afternoon and police were called as the woman began struggling in the swollen river ...
FAR North Queensland's specialist swiftwater rescuers are being put on alert in anticipation of further heavy rainfall and potential flooding, with rainfall totals in Cairns and Cooktown ... “Locals may be used to flood events in their area, but becoming complacent could risk their life and the lives of others.”.
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The fossil was buried along with flood-transported tree stumps, logs and branches in deep scours at the base of what was once a powerful river. Matt Herne from the University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences said the discovery helped demonstrate the diversity of the dinosaur life that ...
A COUPLE who rode a wave of muddy water down a twisting street in his Prius during a Southern California flood are lucky to be alive. "I just got pushed down the side of a hill by a wall of water and mud," Desionne Franklin said in an Instagram video after enduring the terrifying ride. "Rocks flowing, mud ...
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal considered whether the documents related to the floods should be handed over, if they even existed. In a new decision, QCAT member Glen Cranwell said he could find no evidence right to information requests were ever made to the Department of the Premier ...
POST-traumatic stress caused by 2011's devastating floods has torn a Goodna family apart and created wounds that are unlikely to ever heal. On January 10, the night before the flood peaked, Frank Beaumont and his family walked through knee-deep mud away from their home, knowing it would be ...
2011 FLOODS: Man finds drowned brother's wallet in creek bed. 11th Jan 2018 ... Peter Bromage remembers his brother Robert who died in the 2011 flood. ... A COUPLE of weeks after the tragic death of his younger brother in the 2011 floods, Peter Bromage decided to try to find a needle in a haystack.
In his opening Julian Sexton, QC, has told the court that by early January 2011, the ground in Queensland was already sodden and almost all the rain falling was ... In response, counsel for Seqwater, Brian O'Donnell QC, defended the actions of flood engineers working on January 7 as the crisis developed.
GOLD Coast roads along the coastline have flash flooded after a king tide came through the area this morning. Parts of Land's End, Budd's Beach and Labrador were underwater as the unusually high tide came through just after 9am this morning. Roads off the Esplanade at Budd's Beach were under at ...

Severe storms are continuing across Queensland after flash flooding in parts of the state's south-east, with residents warned of potentially dangerous winds and large hailstones. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Logan, Redland City, Noosa and parts of Ipswich, ...
Large hail and possible flash flooding have been forecast for parts of NSW as severe storms lash the state. Meanwhile, southeast Queensland has experienced flash flooding and has also been warned to prepare for more. Updated Updated 2 days ago. The roof of a small town pub has been torn off by strong winds ...
Severe thunderstorms for parts of NSW after floods hit southeast Queensland ... Large hailstones and possible flash flooding have been forecast for parts of NSW as severe thunderstorms lash the state as southeast Queensland experienced flash flooding and and prepares for a severe thunderstorm.
Lemon-sized hail has fallen in parts of Queensland as a severe storm hits the south-east this afternoon. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a warning for a “very dangerous thunderstorm” for people in parts of Brisbane City, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Gold Coast and Moreton Bay.
The Zanow brothers are two of more than 6,000 flood victims from Brisbane and Ipswich involved in a class action case against the state of Queensland and dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater, now underway in the New South Wales Supreme Court. During the January 2011 floods, more than 2,000 ...
The men also acted in accordance with recognised flood operations practice and operating procedures, he said. ... action in the NSW Supreme Court has been brought by Maurice Blackburn lawyers against the state of Queensland as operators of the Wivenhoe and Somerset dams during the 2011 floods.
“In a nutshell, we will say the large releases were necessary for the structural safety of the dam,'' Mr O'Donnell told the flood class action being heard in ... a class action brought by Maurice Blackburn against the state of Queensland as operators of the Wivenhoe and Somerset dams during the 2011 floods.
SEQWATER dam engineers were under extreme pressure during the January 2011 floods and may have made “different decisions'' if time pressures had ... As the second week of the flood class action begins, Brian O'Donnell, QC, for Seqwater, said flood engineers were under constant pressure during ...
The 2011 Queensland Floods Commision of Inquiry has already cost taxpayers at least $15 million to establish. This class action is going to cost someone a whole lot more. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, running the action on behalf of 6000 individuals and businesses and backed by litigation funder IMF ...
DAM engineers were not legally prevented from making decisions on water releases at the height of the 2011 southeast Queensland floods, ... against the State Government alleging negligence related to dam operations during the January 2011 flood event, said the dam operators were largely free to make ...
... Queensland individuals and businesses seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages as a result of the floods. Maurice Blackburn lawyer Julian Sexton, SC, told the hearing in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday that on December 1, 2010, a Seqwater flood engineer and a dams operations manager ...
Despite more than one century of tradition that protection from flooding was the priority, the severe drought of the early 2000s appeared to have “changed perceptions,'' Julian Sexton, SC, told the Queensland floods class action hearing. Flood water is released from Wivenhoe dam on January 9, 2011.
It comes as severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued between Bundaberg and the Gold Coast in Queensland. The Central Highlands and Coalfields districts, including Emerald and Clermont, will likely be hit by large hailstones, according to the bureau. BoM meteorologist Helen Reid told ...
Further north, residents of Central Highlands and Coalfields districts are bracing for damaging winds gusting up to 90km/h and large hailstones. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are urging people to avoid flood waters, seek shelter and beware of fallen powerlines and trees. Updates are expected ...
... in Queensland's 2011 floods - but a class action court case has heard their inaction caused catastrophic inundations and destruction. The class action by more than 6,000 Brisbane and Ipswich flood victims against the state of Queensland and dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater got underway in the ...
Torres Strait residents have described the moment the sea robbed them of their possessions and their homes in the floods caused by last week's king tide. .... He said the Queensland Government had activated disaster relief funding for Yam Island and other parts of the Torres Strait, and said local councils ...
... Queensland market want more retail outlets in the hope they'll bring back midweek crowds, saying many people never returned after the 2011 floods. ... After the flood, the Brisbane City Council relaxed height regulations, allowing developments to build over the 'water line' an some new houses appear ...
Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) February 4, 2018. She said 200mm-300mm of rain was likely anywhere in the Far North today. “There's a flood watch between Cooktown and Rollingstone (north of Townsville),” she said. “There's also a flood warning for the Tully and Murray Rivers.”.
There is a flood warning active for the Tully and Murray River. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Annabelle Ford said a wind surge up the coast of Queensland had lined up with an upper trough that was causing instability. “There's a lot of moisture in the air,” she said. “It's a tropical moist air mass and it's ...
BARRY and Joy Rissman knew they were going to cop it in 2011 - previous floods in 1974 and 1955 proved so. When the murky brown ... More than 600 properties at Goodna were destroyed in the flood, the largest number of flood-affected properties in southeast Queensland. By the morning of January 14, ...
IT HAS been another year of extremes in Ipswich weather, with pounding rain in March from former Tropical Cyclone Debbie, and scorching hot September days contributing to above average annual figures. According to the Bureau of Meteorology's annual statistics for the Amberley weather station, ...
"Well guys, it looks like finally the rain and storms we have been expecting are now well and truly closing in with heavy falls now developing over much of south-east Queensland and is also now crossing the border into north-east NSW," he wrote. "Over the next several hours we should see rain and storms ...
Emergency Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley said it had been a significant event and revealed several drivers had ignored warnings and entered flood waters, requiring assistance to escape. Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino ...
Further north, residents of Central Highlands and Coalfields districts are bracing for damaging winds gusting up to 90km/h and large hailstones. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are urging people to avoid flood waters, seek shelter and beware of fallen powerlines and trees. Updates are expected ...
It comes as severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued between Bundaberg and the Gold Coast in Queensland. The Central Highlands and Coalfields districts, including Emerald and Clermont, will likely be hit by large hailstones, according to the bureau. BoM meteorologist Helen Reid told ...
... minor damage in Queensland's 2011 floods - but a class action court case today has heard their inaction caused catastrophic inundations and destruction. The class action by more than 6,000 Brisbane and Ipswich flood victims against the state of Queensland and dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater ...
South-east Australia is receiving a tropical downpour. It is part of the same extraordinary weather system that has brought heatwaves from Melbourne to Hobart and cool, wet weather in Queensland. Three weeks ago a high pressure system settled between Australia and New Zealand. Normally high ...
Before the water peaked we had gotten word that this was going to be big. But it was in the middle of a hot Queensland summer and it seemed hard to believe that the peaceful river just down the road from our house would quickly take over the streets. I remember the weather being dry as the flood news hit ...
“The case will show that the dams were managed in a way that increased rather than decreased the flooding, with devastating consequences for the people of South East Queensland.'' The Brisbane River laps at the Eagle Street Pier walkway in Brisbane's CBD during the January 2011 floods. Flood victim ...
PROGRESS has been made in Danny McGuire's fight for justice following the deaths of his wife and two children in the 2011 Grantham floods, but the battle ... day, his wife and fellow rural fire brigade member Llync-Chiann Clarke-Jibson, son Garry, 12, and daughter Jocelyn, 5, were lost to the flood waters.
HEAVY rain will mark the beginning of December but the Bureau of Meteorology has assured Ipswich residents this weather pattern is not the same as the lead up to the 2011 floods. In January 2011, 319mm of rain fell across Ipswich which bore the brunt of a larger soaking across the state. A strong and ...
A flood warning has been issued south of Gladstone and inland of Kingaroy for the weekend. Mr Gunn said the situation is highly uncertain and Queenslanders need to stay tuned to Bureau alerts as the system develops. The warnings come as State Government agencies, including Queensland Fire and ...
Pack away your bathers and get your umbrellas ready - summer is set to be rung in with a fierce rainstorm. Share · Tweet · Aa. As Melbourne breaks records on Wednesday for warm spring weather, we are being asked to brace ourselves for "extreme" rain to hit on Friday. The city is forecast to be lashed ...


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