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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…

Bundaberg Distilling Company Raises Funds Through Rock n Roll

On April 16th 2011, Bundaberg Rum, an iconic Australian rum, held multiple events at various locations across Queensland and Victoria in a bid to raise funds for local communities. The…

Authorities Improve their Tweets in Disasters

Australian emergency authorities and media experts are due to meet in Brisbane next week to discuss ways in which social media can better be used in disasters. In the aftermath…

Australians Overdose on Caffeine

One in five Australian men are causing themselves serious health problems when knocking back six cups of coffee or more every day, new research shows. The research, which was commissioned…

Rape Victim Files Lawsuit against UAE Luxury Resort

A luxury United Arab Emirates hotel is being sued by a Brisbane woman who was drugged and raped by co-workers and jailed for eight months when she reported the assault…

Police Tasers Teenage Girl

The three police officers who tasered a teenage girl on Wednesday has been “highly commended” by Queensland’s Deputy Police Commissioner while others claim it was an overreaction. The 17-year old…

Pay Rise Discussed for Community Services Sector

In announcing a panel to look at how a potential pay increase in the community services sector can be managed, Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans recognised that women’s work is…

Floods Hit Cyclone-Damaged Queensland

The recovery and clean-up of towns affected by cyclone Yasi is being interrupted by torrential rains and flash floods, and more rains are expected, the Bureau of Meteorology says. According…

New Gas Project in Queensland Approved

A new gas project investment in Queensland amounting $35bn has been approved today according to Andrew Fraser, Queensland’s Treasurer. The third new coal seam gas project has received commonwealth approval…

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).…

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