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Australia floods threaten homes, properties

Hundreds of homes are at peril of being sweeped away by fast-flowing floodwaters in the Australian state of Queensland. Mass evacuations have been done in the city of Bundaberg, north…

Police Warns of Flood Grant Scams

People residing on the NSW mid-north coast are targeted by bogus callers offering grants to those affected by recent floods, police said on Friday. Callers have been contacting people living…

Insurers Will the Break Law If They Don’t Pay Flood Victims

Insurance companies that will not pay homeowners who have been hit by the flood will break their insurance contracts, thus breach the law, according to the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).…

Flood Levy Non-negotiable, Gillard Says

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that she will not negotiate with independents with regard to passing the flood levy through parliament. The prime minister’s announcement of the one-off levy…

Abbott Says Independents Should No Longer Support Gillard

Tony Abbott, the leader of the opposition said that independent members of the parliament should no longer support the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as she has tried to hide…

Gillard Promises to Help Victorian Communities Hit by Floods

The Australian Prime Minister has made a promise to Victorian communities that expect to be hit by floods. Julia Gillard said that she is planning to work together with the…

Australia’s Floods Cause Toxic Pollution of Marine Life

The devastating floods in Australia’s Queensland are causing toxic pollution that will have a “disastrous impact” on the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, dugongs, turtles and other marine creatures,…

Queensland Braces Itself for More Rain

Australia‘s flood-stricken state of Queensland can expect more rains, threatening to worsen the situation in towns like Rockhampton, Canberra‘s Bureau of Meteorology said on Friday. The weather bureau has predicted…