The devastating effects of the drought may no longer be headline news, but the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) knows that the impacts are still being felt right across the country.
Tropical Cyclone Oma formed in the Fijian area of responsibility and is forecast to approach the southern Queensland coast.
Aurizon announced a special round of its Community Giving Fund had been set up to help communities in North Queensland affected by flooding.
The BHP Foundation will donate AU$250,000 to the Australian Red Cross to support flood disaster relief efforts in North Queensland, Australia.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced that people impacted by the recent floods in North Queensland will be granted extra time to deal with their tax affairs.
The QLD Government’s community recovery efforts are in full swing across Townsville, including teams of outreach workers who are visiting some of the worst-hit areas to help people who are experiencing hardship in the wake of the flooding.
The tropical low on the monsoon trough continues to move east over the Coral Sea, taking much of the heavy rainfall which caused widespread flooding in Queensland with it.
Customers affected by the recent floods in Queensland or bushfires in Tasmania are able to access assistance from their bank, which can include deferred loans payments, waiving fees and charges and assisting with debt consolidation.
As Queenslanders flock to the outdoors this Australia Day weekend, University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether text messages could prevent people falling victim to sunburn.
Tropical Cyclone Penny has weakened below cyclone strength and is approaching the Queensland coast as a low.