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.
Staff face job losses and small businesses play the waiting game with insurance companies after the Townsville floods.
Right now, Townsville is more or less underwater and large parts of Tasmania are on fire. But once the world looks away, there's the question of who will pay the bill.
On the 20th anniversary of the worst yachting disaster in Australia's history, it emerges that one man predicted the disastrous loss of life which befell the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht fleet, 17 years before it happened.
The Bureau of Meteorology last month flagged significant changes to its forecasting, but the director is promising a new automated system will allow for better, tailored forecasts.
A massive clean-up is underway after a tornado and severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Burnett region yesterday, ripping roofs from homes and sheds, decimating orchards and causing livestock to flee.