A woman who was allegedly raped by the former Queensland president of the CFMEU sent messages from her phone saying "save me" and "please help" before the incident, a court is told.
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.
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.
The search continues for a man missing in floodwaters near Ayr after the boat he was on crashed into a jetty on Friday evening.
Up to 270 shipping containers fall from one of the world's largest cargo ships into the North Sea, attracting treasure hunters and clean-up volunteers alike to beaches in the Netherlands.
Help is expected to reach injured Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy later today after he was left stranded on board his damaged yacht in the south-west Indian Ocean, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says.
An international rescue mission is underway off the West Australian coast for prominent Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, who is badly injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean, about 1,800 nautical miles south-west of Perth.
It took just 90 seconds of "heavy rolling" in wild weather for a drifting Liberian ship to lose 83 containers off the NSW coast, a preliminary report by the transport safety watchdog finds.
Most of the debris from containers that fell off a cargo ship last month has been cleaned up but extra help is needed to search for the containers still missing.