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.
Thousands of people are forced from their homes as more than 100 bushfires rage across Queensland, and the Premier says there will be days of intense weather to come.
When a bushfire threatened the Queensland town of Mount Larcom last night, it brought 20-metre-high flames fanned by "tornado" winds. Today the town is scorched and covered with black ash, but it looks like all the buildings were saved by firefighters.
As emergency service workers face catastrophic fires and cyclonic conditions in eastern Australia, new research is shining a light on the more personal battles they may face once the disasters are over.
Firefighters battling "horrendous" blazes in central Queensland are facing "conditions never seen before" as authorities plead with residents in the Deepwater area to leave their homes immediately.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk issues an urgent plea for residents near Deepwater in central Queensland to leave their homes immediately due to the ongoing threat from a bushfire fanned by an unprecedented heatwave.
Temperature records are being broken across the central and northern parts of Queensland as an "extreme heatwave" creates "trying conditions" for fire crews battling large bushfires.
An inquest examining a fatal skydiving accident in far north Queensland of three people — including a mother of eight — is shown GoPro vision that captured the faces of the victims before a mid-air collision that saw them fall to their deaths.
Two officers from the National Rail Safety Regulator arrive in WA's Pilbara region, a day after BHP was forced to derail a fully laden runaway iron ore train south of Port Hedland and suspend its rail operations.