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New acquisition: Amanda Gearing Queensland Flood Collection 2011-12

“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable…” - T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets Personal narrative has been a powerful way we as humans have articulated the individual and collective experience. Through personal accounts we are able to share many experiences including stories of survival [...]

When is a tax not a tax?

Back in February 2011 in the wake of devastating floods in Queensland, the Gillard Government proposed a one off levy for people earning $50,000 or more and not directly affected by the floods. The response from the then Opposition was...Show More Summary

NASA's TRMM Satellite adds up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian soaking

After coming ashore on April 11, Tropical Cyclone Ita dropped heavy rainfall over the weekend that caused flooding in many areas of northeastern Australia's state of Queensland. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM gathered data on rainfall that was used to create a rainfall map at NASA. read more

MASSIVE CYCLONE TAKES AIM ON QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

More than 9,000 residents of far north Queensland coastal communities in the path of tropical cyclone Ita have been warned to expect “very destructive winds” and possible flash flooding as the giant category-five weather system bears down.

Newspoll: 55-45 to LNP in Queensland

The latest Queensland state Newspoll is the Liberal National Party's weakest result since the floods crisis of early 2011, although it still has them on track for a thumping majority.

From the floods, we find treasures

The 2011 Queensland floods were devastating, causing widespread damage, destruction, and loss of life. The State Library was not spared – with the lower level of the building being inundated with floodwaters that threatened to destroy thousands of collection items stored in basement vaults. However the quick thinking of State Library staff saw the collections [...]

Global warming causes scrotum shortage

The Climate Commission says global warming is linked to the Queensland floods:…

Crisis Communication With a Digital

Summary: TechNewsWorld offers another take on social media in crisis communication, based largely on experience from major flooding in parts of Queensland, Australia in 2011. Emergency management organizations don't really control the flow of crisis information any longer, they're monitoring information on Twitter and other social media like everyone else, writes Patrick Nelson.

Whose Fault Are The Floods?

As March began so did another bout of flooding, the third since late January on Australia’s east coast. In fact there have been three bad summers of flooding in succession in Queensland and NSW, and premiers and mayors in both states are pleading for federal funding to soften the blows. Show More Summary

Qld to get $85 million in new flood funds

PM commits millions to rebuilding Queensland. 28 Feb 2013 2:11 PM

New South Wales: THOUSANDS CUT OFF AS RIVERS PEAK

Thousands of residents on the New South Wales north coast remain cut off by floodwaters, though the worst of the crisis appears to be over.Flood warnings are in place for 15 river systems from Sydney to the Queensland border.Two people...Show More Summary

Floodwaters Could Rise In Sydney

Queensland and NSW are recovering from record breaking floods and again many are questioning the state of flood mitigation in Australia. But while focus remains on the disaster in Queensland, Sydney’s Hawkesbury-Nepean system could be...Show More Summary

Palmer slams Gillard over flood contribution

Mining magnate accuses govt of ignoring Queenslanders. 6 Feb 2013 5:27 PM

How To Beat A Flood Using Minecraft

Human beings are capable of wonderful things when faced by adversity. Dr Jeff Brand, a lecturer at Bond University, got his class building a replica of the campus in Minecraft, and when dangerous floods crippled Queensland and closed the physical university, Dr Brand called his students. Show More Summary

A Port In The Storm: How One Professor Defied The Queensland Floods With Minecraft

The recent Queensland floods had a catastrophic impact, but Dr Jeff Brand, a Professor at Bond University refused to take things lying down. When significant flood damage resulted in the closure of his university department and a disruption in his carefully planned curriculum, he decided to think laterally. Show More Summary

Save the TV! Aussie floats his big screen to safety from floodwaters

A man uses the cover of a hot tub to move a TV set through floodwaters at Cornubia, Queensland. Massive summer floods have killed four people and forced thousands to evacuate their homes across the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, according to local authoritie …

Brown blames Queensland coal - again - for the floods

Repeat offender Bob Brown and a Greens candidate blame coal exports for Queensland’s floods and demand the $40 billion a year export industry be restricted:…

Rio Tinto declares force majeure on Kestrel mine: report

Heavy flooding in Queensland impacts on miner's transport capacity. 1 Feb 2013 10:25 AM

Queensland citrus growers face enormous losses

Some orchards entirely wiped out by flooding caused by cyclone. 30 Jan 2013 12:46 PM

Areas of Sydney flooded by heaviest rainfall in a decade

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Parts of Sydney have been drenched in their heaviest daily rainfall totals in more than a decade as a wild storm system washed over the city on Monday night after causing havoc in the north of the state and in Queensland.About 1500 residents...Show More Summary

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