Cyclone Yasi hit Australia more than a month ago, but one town that wasn't even damaged by the storm is still suffering the consequences of a mass evacuation.
Australian business doesn't read very widely these days as it constructs its arguments about the economy, tax and green issues.
In the wake of floods and other disasters, debate about the flood levy, looming budget cuts, and questions about the future of national health reform, there are concerns that a vital but often neglected part of the health system – community-based services – is in grave danger, writes Professor Alan Rosen.
TV coverage of cyclone Yasi became the Race for Tully this morning as it slowly dawned on waking Queensland and Australia that the community was one of the worst hit overnight. The ABC was left on the starting block.
It's a difficult week to get publicity for anything other than Egypt or cyclone Yasi, but New Zealand prime minister John Key chose yesterday to announce the date for his country's next election.
"All is well on Palm," said Premier Anna Bligh at a recent press conference, referring to concerns over residents of Palm Island after cyclone Yasi. "Well" means property damage, roofs off, power shortages and phones down, but also, thankfully no reported deaths or serious injuries.