Stephanie Gardiner TEENAGER Luke O'Neill was happy, active and ''always smiling'', but his fun way to earn pocket money turned tragic when he was swept into a drain while collecting golf balls on the mid-north coast.
Peter Hannam Thousands of Australians are facing soaring insurance premiums for flood cover, forcing many to ditch protection even as the risk of extreme weather increases.
Marissa Calligeros One man is dead and three people are feared drowned in Queensland’s unfolding weather crisis, as Brisbane and Ipswich residents brace for flooding for the second time in as many years.
Megan Levy More than 2100 residents in Grafton have been ordered to evacuate on Tuesday morning as authorities prepare for the Clarence River to hit a record peak at midday which authorities warn will cause...
Marissa Calligeros A three-year-old boy became the fourth and youngest victim of Queensland's flood crisis, as the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald advanced across the state's border leaving rising rivers in its...
Megan Levy Victoria is facing a day of wild weather, with heavy rain and strong winds forecast to batter much of the southern half of the state.
Flooding rain is likely in south-eastern New South Wales, the ACT and eastern Victoria in the next few days, which has prompted the issue of a flood watch.
Matt Murnane The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Melbourne and parts of the state's south this morning.
Megan Levy Parts of East Gippsland are on flood alert today after the region was drenched in more than 130 millimetres of rain overnight.
Megan Levy Flood warnings have been issued for rivers in East Gippsland after two days of drenching rain that is expected to continue throughout today.
Megan Levy A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for large parts of Victoria this afternoon, with predictions of flash flooding, large hailstones and damaging winds.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are going to track slowly across southern and central NSW this week, bringing an increased threat of both flash flooding and river flooding.
A flood alert has been issued for large areas of inland NSW, with a thickening cloud band expected to dump heavy rain.
Megan Levy Residents in Victoria’s flood-ravaged north-east are expected to receive a one-day reprieve today before the heavens open again tomorrow, dumping more than 100 millimetres of rain on already sodden...
The Governor of Bangkok has issued a dramatic warning to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge.
Lindsay Murdoch Only two months after Thailand's rural masses swept the political novice Yingluck Shinawatra into power on a wave of euphoria, her leadership is under intense scrutiny as a result of her government's...
Kelly Burke Farmers and exporters have expressed their disgust at the inhumane treatment of Australian cattle exported to Indonesia for slaughter.
Canberra is on alert for flash flooding as local emergency services workers continue to respond to calls for help following days of heavy rain.
About 2000 people in Sydney’s flood-threatened north-western fringes have been told to evacuate as emergency services battle what they say is a record event.
Staff reporters Residents of the small Victorian town of Walwa in the upper reaches of the Murray were evacuated in the middle of the night as flood waters rose faster and higher than expected after 160mm of rain...