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Falling through the gaps: indigenous community left behind after Yasi

Falling through the gaps: indigenous community left behind after Yasi

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.

Business bleating just a case of back to the future

Business bleating just a case of back to the future

Australian business doesn't read very widely these days as it constructs its arguments about the economy, tax and green issues.

Yes, floods and Yasi will push up the price of some foods

Yes, floods and Yasi will push up the price of some foods

Sometimes you wonder if some journalists read very much, especially the speeches and reports issued by the Reserve Bank.

A season of disasters, including for community-based health services

A season of disasters, including for community-based health services

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.

Cairns and Cairo Thorpedoed

Cairns and Cairo Thorpedoed

Crikey readers have their say.

iPhones in hand, they rushed to the scene of Yasi devastation

iPhones in hand, they rushed to the scene of Yasi devastation

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.

The networks chase storm ratings

The networks chase storm ratings

The networks all did reasonably well with the Yasi coverage, but Seven showed it was the network more committed to news

Not surprisingly, New Zealand gets an election date

Not surprisingly, New Zealand gets an election date

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.

Phones are down, but ‘all is well on Palm’, says Premier Bligh

Phones are down, but ‘all is well on Palm’, says Premier Bligh

"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.