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'Dangerous' cyclones to soak and batter Australia's north

'Dangerous' cyclones to soak and batter Australia's north

Twin severe tropical cyclones will hammer northern Australia over the weekend, smashing ecosystems and potentially leaving a hefty repair bill from damaging winds, storm surges and flooding.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Exclusion zone revoked after fears of unstable Suncorp Bank building

Exclusion zone revoked after fears of unstable Suncorp Bank building

The exclusion zone was revoked two days after reports of a piece of concrete on the building's facade slipped several centimetres.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase
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'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase

Winds from Cyclone Trevor are forecast to reach 275km/h while gusts of up to 320 km/h are tipped for Cyclone Veronica.

  • by Peter Hannam
Perth's crowded places need help to counter complacency over terror risk

Perth's crowded places need help to counter complacency over terror risk

Organisers of Perth's crowded places have fallen into the complacent belief terror attacks "happen somewhere else", according to a parliamentary inquiry.

  • by staff writers
Man and woman fighting for life after horror crash in Bright
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Man and woman fighting for life after horror crash in Bright

Four people are in hospital after a Subaru wagon rolled down a steep embankment after the driver lost control on a road in the state's north-east

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Home loses roof as mini tornado rips through Toodyay
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Home loses roof as mini tornado rips through Toodyay

Witnesses said the phenomenon lasted about four minutes, and ripped the roof, kitchen windows and French doors off a nearby property in West Toodyay.

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People evacuated due to gas leak at Downer shops
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People evacuated due to gas leak at Downer shops

An exclusion zone has been set up around the Downer shops after a car crashed into a gas pipe.

Townsville city block remains off-limits after Suncorp building 'unstable'

Townsville city block remains off-limits after Suncorp building 'unstable'

The piece of concrete on the building's facade slipped several centimetres and was spotted on Tuesday, prompting an evacuation.

  • by Toby Crockford
North Queensland city block evacuated over fears building 'unstable'

North Queensland city block evacuated over fears building 'unstable'

Police have declared an emergency after a concrete slab on the building's facade slipped several centimetres.

  • by Toby Crockford
Man airlifted to hospital after being stabbed by stingray

Man airlifted to hospital after being stabbed by stingray

A man has been stabbed by a stingray barb after walking in shallow water with his young son.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Skydivers rescued from thick bushland after becoming tangled in trees

Skydivers rescued from thick bushland after becoming tangled in trees

A rescue helicopter was sent to rescue a skydiving instructor and tourist after wind gusts left them stranded on a mountain.

  • by Felicity Caldwell