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Severe storms could dump up to 300 millimetres of rain on Queensland and lead to flooding across the state. Brisbane and the state's south-east were expected to be battered by severe thunderstorms on Sunday evening, prompting a flash flooding warning from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
When did Brisbane become Brisbane? Was it 1940 when the Story Bridge opened? Or earlier, when the distinctive Queensland architecture developed - wide verandas shaded by curving tin, wooden lattice carvings above the doors - everything designed to escape the heat. And, under the house, a cool, ...

Dangerous thunderstorms that dumped heavy rain on Brisbane are no longer threatening the south-east Queensland area. The Bureau of Meteorology had warned of slow-moving thunderstorms affecting Gympie, Somerset, South Burnett, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Council Areas on Sunday ...
The low pressure system, which caused last week's flooding in Townsville, is now hovering over the state's north-west and Fire and Rescue swift water rescue crews, as well as SES flood boat crews, are being deployed. Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said a Queensland Fire and ...
A new $158 million cruise ship terminal at the mouth of the Brisbane River has hit a snag, with the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission reporting ... The ACCC on Friday asked both the Port of Brisbane and Carnival to provide more information on the Queensland government's "market-led" ...
It marks the end of a six-month planning, promoting and stockpiling process for the Indian-Australian families who bring it to Brisbane. Jagdeep Singh, president of the Indian Cultural and Sports Club, said a wave of Indian migration to the city in 2008 created the foundations for the large-scale celebration.

Parts of western Queensland are preparing for a drenching of up to 300 millimetres this weekend, while the south-east can expect a week of rain. The Bureau of Meteorology has ... Brisbane could see showers on Saturday with the slight chance of a thunderstorm in western suburbs. The chance of rain was ...
I've reached Day Four of the Australian Performing Arts Market and Brisbane city has started to reveal itself to me. I'm waiting at Park Road Railway Station to catch the train to the Sofitel, which is to French hotels what frozen croissants are to, well, non-frozen croissants, when I see a sign (below) that ...
"This year seven international artists are joining us for the festival, including six who have chosen to paint their first Australian work in Brisbane, which speaks volumes about our ability to attract great artists and the recognition the international community has for our burgeoning street art culture," Savage ...
Dr Watkins said there had been little rain overall in eastern Australia over summer. "Summer in the eastern two-thirds of the country was much warmer than average," he said. "The average temperature across the whole of Queensland exceeded 40C on two consecutive days in February with the state ...
A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for heavy rainfall for parts of #SEQld S of Brisbane. 6hr rain totals of 90-130mm, with up to 180mm possible about the #ScenicRim #GoldCoast Hinterland and Border Ranges. Conditions to ease Sat am. #bigwet Details: https://t.co/ic4cL38IM2 pic.twitter.com/ ...
American hydrologist Ronald Christensen yesterday gave his second day of testimony in the New South Wales Supreme Court, which is hearing one of Australia's biggest class actions seeking compensation from the Queensland Government for damage incurred during one of the southeast's worst floods ...
The storm follows days of wet weather across Australia's east coast, bringing the heaviest Feburary falls seen for 28 years in some areas. Canberra has also experienced severe flash flooding, with the Australian National University having to close its doors yesterday over fears of electrical hazards and ...
DRIVERS caught in flash flooding were rescued after severe thunderstorms dumped more than 80mm of rain in an hour in Queensland. ... he and his partner were on their way back to the station from a job about 8pm when they noticed a car in flood waters on Bowhill Rd, Durack, southwest of Brisbane.
Queensland traffic and weather: Severe storm warning for southeast cancelled ... A YOUNG boy has been pulled from a drain in Morayfield in an incident authorities say could have ended tragically, as flood warnings remain during the ... More than 135mm of rain has fallen in Brisbane since 9am Friday.
Earlier in the night Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Durack station officer Jason Mannix said he and his partner were on their way back to the station from a job about 8pm when they noticed a car in flood waters on Bowhill Rd, Durack, southwest of Brisbane. Flooding in downtown Chinchilla on ...
SEVERE thunderstorms and heavy downpours will continue to batter Queensland and NSW in the coming days. ... On Saturday, Brisbane recorded its wettest February day in 46 years -- copping a massive 136mm of rain making the period its wettest day since May 2, 2015, ... Source:News Corp Australia.

A cattle farmer in central Queensland has been bitten by a seven-foot brown snake while riding a motorbike, causing the man to fall from the bike and fight to pull the reptile off after it latched onto his leg. He managed to escape from the "enormous [and] highly-venomous" snake and raise the alarm, before ...
A man has been electrocuted while taking a shower after lightning struck nearby his house during a powerful south-east Queensland storm. The man was said to be conscious and breathing, but suffering from leg pain, and had been taken to the Prince Charles hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Brisbane Airport has signed an agreement that will make it the world's first aviation hub to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, and Steem. Passengers traveling through the Queensland capital will be able to "open" their crypto-wallets to pay at the airport's ...
Central and northern Queensland also expected to swelter, with temperatures in many parts of the state expected to be eight to nine degrees above average. Vulnerable people, including the elderly and sick, have been urged to make a plan now to keep themselves cool. "It's particularly important to look ...
But it appears Brisbane is in the middle of a cinema boom. ... Initial approval has been granted for a seven-Cinema development at Wynnum on Brisbane's bayside and an eight-screen cinema complex is to be ... Independent Cinemas Australia president Scott Seddon said it was about the experience.
Super-hot and tinder-dry conditions in South Australian have prompted a severe heatwave warning from the Bureau of meteorology (BOM). And a ... The heatwave is currently frying South Australia, with heatwave health warnings, severe fire danger warnings, and total fire bans in place. In Adelaide it was ...
A man accused of keeping a woman as a "sex slave" and repeatedly drugging and raping her at a Brisbane home over a number of weeks has been denied bail. The 29-year-old, who can't be named for legal reasons, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with 28 offences, ...
On Friday, Applethorpe, near the New South Wales border, reached a maximum of 15 degrees Celsius while Toowoomba climbed to just 15.4C, Warwick 16.9C, and Kingaroy 17.7C. Bureau of meteorology Forecaster Michael Paech said Archerfield, west of Brisbane, managed only 21C and Coolangatta ...
police advise motorists to give way to roos and emus, emblems of Australia's national coat of arms, to prevent accidents. ... "We've got the Cape in a flood watch, a moderate chance of a cyclone in the Coral sea on Sunday, drought out west, and one of the coldest ever days in Brisbane for February on ...
The heaviest falls are expected in Noosa and the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Today's maximum temperature in Maleny is expected to reach just 18 degrees while it will get to 22 in Nambour and Caloundra. The wet weather is also still affecting Queensland beaches, despite improvement since yesterday.
Photo: Nine News Queensland. In Mr Belsham's termination letter, the company claimed Transport Minister Mark Bailey had made it clear the incident, which involved the five-year-old getting on the bus unnoticed and being left trapped inside, was not to happen again. Mr Belsham told ABC Radio Brisbane ...
Brisbane drivers were on Thursday being urged to keep headlights on and take extra care on the roads this morning, with slippery weather often a recipe for more accidents. So far there are no serious accidents reported across the city. Traffic was slowed at Herston on the Inner City Bypass, when a ute and ...
A Queensland labour-hire company could be slugged hundreds of thousands of dollars of fines amid allegations it made $15 an hour off the back of 10 workers on unpaid "work ... The proceeding was lodged in the Federal Court of Australia in Brisbane on December 6, with a hearing date yet to be set.
The Queensland Premier has accused the big fuel retailers of price gouging during the back to school week, with fuel prices in Brisbane rising about 20 ... Last year, the Australian Competition and consumer Commission (ACCC) found a lack of competition and independent retailers in Brisbane allowed ...
IT IS cheaper to buy a home in New York than it is in Brisbane, according to a new global study that ranks every one of Australia's major housing markets as 'severely unaffordable'. International housing affordability think tank Demographia has released its 14th survey on house prices, revealing Sydney ...
Similar temperatures are expected again on Tuesday, with Brisbane forecast to reach a top of 33C. rain is expected to cool things down later in the week though, with showers expected along the east coast from Wednesday. Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain said rain was likely to affect Australia ...
THREE people have died in a horror evening on Queensland roads, following an earlier crash south of Brisbane that delayed traffic into the night. ... Earlier, major traffic delays continued into the evening south of Brisbane after a driver lost control of a semi-trailer before it burst into flames on a major ...
There's no hyperbole in claiming that the Commonwealth Games will be the biggest event to hit Queensland this year. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world will descend on the Gold Coast (with some sports in Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane) for the 12-day event starting on Wednesday, ...
Terry Ryder of Hotspotting.com.au nominated the far northern Brisbane suburbs as among his ten best buying spots in Australia this year. "Generally speaking Brisbane is expected to be stronger this year, people have been forecasting for a number of years now that Brisbane is going to rise and it hasn't ...
With paceman Josh Hazlewood also missing out due to illness and Pat Cummins rested, Western Australian Richardson has come into the side. ... The 26-year-old also struck his maiden first-class century for South Australia last month, posting 139 against Queensland in their JLT Sheffield Shield match in ...
Brisbane is expected to be 34C on Monday, making for a hot start to the new school year. The Bureau of meteorology has warned severe heatwave conditions are likely for the southern part of the state following several days of hot weather in NSW and South Australia. Weatherzone senior meteorologist ...
Rail and bus commuters are facing lengthy peak hour delays after a track fault and traffic incident on Thursday afternoon. Heavy congestion in Brisbane city had slowed all CBD buses by 50 minutes following an incident Pacific Motorway about 4.40pm. Meanwhile all train lines across the network were ...
It's a case of third time lucky for Taco Bell which had failed to launch successfully on two previous occasions in Australia before the stand-alone store opened in the first week of November. ... "We are really happy with how enthusiastically Taco Bell has been received by our Australian fans," she said.
There are high hopes a Queensland proposal for a fast rail project between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast will receive funding to develop its business ... It is now vying to share in $20 million for the development of three business cases that will be put forward to Infrastructure Australia for assessment ...
police said the woman had driven from Atkinsons dam, which is about an hour west from Brisbane before the incident. At the time, the boardwalk was busy with pedestrians and cyclists, who were stunned to see the car on the pathway near the Queensland State Library and Art Gallery. It is not yet known ...
Calls for the nation's largest council to shift Australia Day celebrations have been thoroughly rejected, even as the Labor opposition endorsed a change to the national date. Brisbane City Council opposition leader Peter Cumming, making his public position on the controversial date known for what he said ...
police have removed a car from a popular pedestrian and cycle boardwalk at Brisbane's South Bank precinct this evening. Pedestrians and cyclists were stunned to see the car in the middle of the wooden pathway before 7:00pm near the Queensland State Library and Art Gallery. It's unknown how the car ...
Brisbane is Australia's most expensive city for a faith-based education, according to research released on Tuesday. The ASG ... Outside the capital cities, regional Queensland was Australia's most expensive region for a faith-based education, with parents spending $198,012 for a child born in 2018.
THE misfiring Brisbane Bullets could change their name to the 'Brisbane Blanks' after surrendering a 21-point lead in a disastrous 81-80 loss to ... Australian NBA stars Andrew Bogut and Joe Ingles had a bet over the result on twitter with Bogut backing the Wildcats when Perth was 20-10 in arrears.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the woman was in a critical condition in Gold Coast University hospital. Three people at the Night Quarter markets were hospitalised with heat stress. Picture Mike Batterham. Queensland Ambulance senior operations supervisor Luke Wyatt said the ...
The mercury has reached 36 degrees in Brisbane as it continues to soar towards its predicted top of 38C. The Bureau of meteorology recorded the sweltering temperature at Kangaroo Point in the city just before midday on Sunday. Forecaster Lauren Murphy said it would continue to climb over the coming ...
THE lure of affordability, lifestyle and world-class beaches made southeast Queensland's coastal markets the stars of the property sector in 2017. ... Cameron Kusher said both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast property markets had benefited from that boost in interstate migration more than Brisbane.
As Courtney Hathway returned to her inner-Brisbane home on Wednesday night she found her neighbour's cat sat in the driveway looking at the small tree in her front garden. After getting out of her car and following the cat's gaze she was confronted by a three-metre carpet python hanging from the tree ...


 

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