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.
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.
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.
As heavy dust falls over Canberra due to high winds, thousands lose power as emergency services work to fix downed electricity poles in several suburbs.
Banks and insurers must "lift their socks" and show compassion to north Queenslanders affected by the floods, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says, as insurers receive about 12,000 claims so far in the Townsville region.
Banks and insurers must be "good corporate citizens" and show compassion to north Queenslanders affected by the floods, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says, with insurers receiving about 12,000 claims so far in the Townsville region.