A cyclone watch for the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales coast is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system.
A cyclone watch for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system, but damaging winds and abnormal tides are still expected to wreak havoc along the coast.
An alarming number of natural disaster victims turn to high-cost, short-finance — or pay day loans — to avoid going broke, financial counsellors say.
Thousands more homeowners could now find themselves caught up in Australia's cladding crisis, as authorities issue an alert banning the use of another nine types of the material, including cladding commonly used on single-storey suburban homes.
A grader driver was rushed to hospital but died after his vehicle collided with a personnel carrier underground at Anglo American's Moranbah North mine.
The accident, at Anglo American's Moranbah North mine, saw the grader smash into a personnel carrier on an access road near the surface. Ten other workers were injured, with four airlifted to hospital.
Children in drought-ravaged regions, who describe missing the colour green and having to kill malnourished animals before school, are urging politicians to visit their towns and "feel what it's like".
As Queenslanders continue to deal with the fallout of unprecedented flooding, we take a look at the stories of resilience to emerge from the state's natural disaster.
There are hundreds of buildings around Australia covered in combustible cladding, but fixing the problem is expensive and the only government scheme is yet to hand out a single loan.
Eight employees of Brazilian mining company Vale SA, including two executives, are arrested as part of a criminal investigation into the cause of a deadly dam disaster that claimed the life of more than 160 people.