Many people in northern Australia are underinsured or not insured at all because of rising costs on home and contents insurance, the ACCC has warned.
It's official: Australia's floods and bushfires make it one of the most disaster-hit places, in the most disaster-prone region on the planet.
The Bureau of Meteorology last month flagged significant changes to its forecasting, but the director is promising a new automated system will allow for better, tailored forecasts.
Its destruction tripled commutes and split a school in two. Now, after 18 months after the category 4 storm, a critical roadway in central Queensland is operational again.
A young family was left without a proper roof, exposing children and their pregnant mother to lead dust, after insurer Youi failed to repair their roof for a year and half after a hailstorm.
Youi has agreed to pay to demolish a cyclone-ravaged home and end a bitter claim dispute, 18 months after the storm.
A report released by the ACCC has identified north-west Western Australia as a hotspot for the highest residential insurance premiums, despite building regulations that demand cyclone-proof homes.
Cyclone Nora hits the western coast of Cape York as a category 3 storm, bringing destructive winds and heavy rain that is set to cause flash flooding across much of Far North Queensland.