Satellite imagery and data captured over Queensland in recent weeks reveals not only the unprecedented nature of this natural disaster but also the incredible role firefighters played in protecting vast numbers of properties.
The trio were injured when a large steel cabling conduit weighing 80 kilograms a metre fell on them from above on the site of the $1 billion Surfers Paradise development.
While parts of the Eungella National Park subtropical rainforest have been reduced to cinders, the community is determined to not let the fire win.
Around a week since they were told to evacuate to escape a dangerous and unpredictable fire, Deepwater residents may have to wait a while yet before returning home.
Residents in Winfield, north of Bundaberg, have been advised to leave immediately as a bushfire burns near Baffle Creek, while concerns remain for the blaze burning on Stradbroke Island.
Residents in Winfield and Lowmead, north of Bundaberg, have been advised to leave immediately as a bushfire burns near Baffle Creek amid unrelenting heat in Queensland.
Residents in bushfire-affected areas of Queensland are being reminded to stay alert, with temperatures in parts of the state set to soar into the mid-40s today.
The wife of a NSW policeman killed in an avalanche in New Zealand remembers her "Captain Awesome", as the department mourns a second officer killed in New Zealand's south island this year.
A farmer is being described by his family as "our hero" after he spent an hour fighting off an intense bushfire with flames up to 12 metres high to protect his home and crops in central Queensland.
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.