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
Dozens of African-American former agents will receive $24 million in settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination.
The case was triggered by wheelchair user Doug Paulley who boarded a bus but could not get on because a pram was in the wheelchair space.
A dog which recovered from being stabbed by her owner for urinating on a bag of cannabis has had to be put to sleep.