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.
Devastating flooding in Queensland has provided an unexpected boost to Western Australia's struggling cattle live export industry.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud wants his department to investigate how showing dead and dying sheep onboard a ship bound for the Middle East between May and October 2017 was obtained.
The MV Jawan, which was forced to off-load thousands of animals in Victoria, is a converted cargo ship that one expert says was fortunate to not "keel over completely".
Witnesses took photographs of a live export ship bound for Pakistan and the Middle East rocking from side-to-side before authorities intervened.
The former head of the Australian Crime Commission will investigate allegations that staff in the federal Department of Agriculture were told to keep quiet over their concerns about the live animal export trade.
After suffering an injury to its shoulder during the Melbourne Cup, Irish horse The Cliffsofmoher is deemed "unable to be saved" and is euthanased on the track post-race.
The Federal Government will appoint a 'tough cop' to oversee live export trade, and reinstate the dumped Animal Welfare Branch.
Does welfare for farmers reward bad farming practice? Or, should drought be viewed like other natural disasters such as bushfires and floods?
The most generous efforts to help drought-hit farmers are coming from the rural sector itself — from other farmers who remember the generosity of hay that arrived to feed starving stock in the blackened landscape after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.