Category Archives: Environment

Cyclone Debbie victims insulted over diminished relief funding

Cyclone Debbie victims are demanding answers about why the federal and state government’s community relief and recovery fund has offered less than half the compensation as when Cyclone Yasi struck. Residents from some of the most heavily hit areas have criticised the Queensland government for

Cyclone Debbie victims insulted over diminished relief funding

Cyclone Debbie victims are demanding answers about why the federal and state government’s community relief and recovery fund has offered less than half the compensation as when Cyclone Yasi struck. Residents from some of the most heavily hit areas have criticised the Queensland government for

Grisly floodwater find sparks ‘sharknado’ fears in Townsville

The emergence of a dead bull shark marooned in mud amid Queensland flood water following Cyclone Debbie has prompted fears of dangerous surprises lurking below the surface. WIN News Townsville reporter Philip Calder, 26, was among the first on scene

Grisly floodwater find sparks ‘sharknado’ fears in Townsville

The emergence of a dead bull shark marooned in mud amid Queensland flood water following Cyclone Debbie has prompted fears of dangerous surprises lurking below the surface. WIN News Townsville reporter Philip Calder, 26, was among the first on scene

‘The house was rocking’, two days in a bathtub to survive Cyclone Debbie

A Queensland woman cowered in her bathtub for two days fearing she would not survive the fury of Cyclone Debbie as it tore through her hometown. Helen Muller, 59, told AAP she had not eaten since the cyclone struck Proserpine on Tuesday.

‘The house was rocking’, two days in a bathtub to survive Cyclone Debbie

A Queensland woman cowered in her bathtub for two days fearing she would not survive the fury of Cyclone Debbie as it tore through her hometown. Helen Muller, 59, told AAP she had not eaten since the cyclone struck Proserpine on Tuesday.

What it was like at the heart of Cyclone Debbie

The cost of Cyclone Debbie’s devastating rampage along the north Queensland coast is slowly emerging. Towns were battered by the storm, which caused major flash floods, left 63,000 households without power and caused untold property damage. These are some of the

What it was like at the heart of Cyclone Debbie

The cost of Cyclone Debbie’s devastating rampage along the north Queensland coast is slowly emerging. Towns were battered by the storm, which caused major flash floods, left 63,000 households without power and caused untold property damage. These are some of the

CFA swarms on gas leak

Update: The situation has been declared “safe” as of 3.30pm, and the CFA advises nearby residents to open windows and doors to ventilate their homes or businesses. Earlier: Emergency services were called to a hazardous gas leak in Beaconsfield on Wednesday

CFA swarms on gas leak

Update: The situation has been declared “safe” as of 3.30pm, and the CFA advises nearby residents to open windows and doors to ventilate their homes or businesses. Earlier: Emergency services were called to a hazardous gas leak in Beaconsfield on Wednesday

Road’s a ‘putrid’ dumping ground

Dead sharks covered in flies were among numerous “putrid” items dumped along a Nar Nar Goon North road and left to rot for more than three weeks in the heat. Maryknoll resident Clive Horton who reported the dumped items to

Road’s a ‘putrid’ dumping ground

Dead sharks covered in flies were among numerous “putrid” items dumped along a Nar Nar Goon North road and left to rot for more than three weeks in the heat. Maryknoll resident Clive Horton who reported the dumped items to

Helping the beasts of burden

Paul Owens remembers vividly the dire state of one particular pony. It was underweight and had a nasty shoulder wound from where its harness had been constantly rubbing. As Mr Owens and the other volunteers approached, the pony – Bert,

Helping the beasts of burden

Paul Owens remembers vividly the dire state of one particular pony. It was underweight and had a nasty shoulder wound from where its harness had been constantly rubbing. As Mr Owens and the other volunteers approached, the pony – Bert,