The Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has issued a statement regarding the flooding in Queensland.
The thoughts of the nation are today with the people of Queensland who are battling a new round of natural disasters.
For many Queenslanders, the memories of the floods of two summers ago are still fresh.
I pay tribute to our emergency service workers who are among our finest and bravest. Across the nation, they have been tested by bushfires that are still raging across several other states. Now in Queensland, they are being tested by the ferocity of the wind and rain.
More top news
European court says US-EU treaty allowing transfer of personal data by US companies is invalid due to privacy fears.
Luxury car maker Lexus has made a full-size driveable 'Origami car' out of cardboard to celebrate the craftsmanship of their workers.
Who will get hired and who will get fired by Lord Sugar in this year's Apprentice?