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‘We are already feeling the effects of global warming’

‘We are already feeling the effects of global warming’

How will climate change affect day-to-day life in Australia? Crikey spoke with Dr Andrew Glikson to find out.

Crikey Worm: voters lukewarm on Coalition’s income tax cuts

Crikey Worm: voters lukewarm on Coalition’s income tax cuts

Good morning, early birds. Two opinion polls have given conflicting impressions of voters' reaction to the federal budget. Plus, a deadly bombing in Indonesia kills 13. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What is to blame for deadly Grantham flood?

What is to blame for deadly Grantham flood?

The shattered residents of Grantham want and need better answers from the Queensland government, reports Toowoomba-based freelance journalist Amanda Gearing.

Without foreign investment, rural Australia will buy the farm

Without foreign investment, rural Australia will buy the farm

Many in politics are against foreign investment in rural Australia, but farmer and rural communications specialist Robbie Sefton says sometimes it is the only way for small farms to survive.

As floods rise, journos struggle to get the story out

As floods rise, journos struggle to get the story out

Reporters and editors are working hard to get the paper out in the areas worst affected by the latest Queensland floods.

Australia isn’t ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

Australia isn’t ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

As Australia’s unprecedented 2013 heatwave continues, the deadline for submissions to a Senate inquiry into Australia's readiness for climate change is coming to a close Graham Readfearn takes a look at what's required.

The D word

The D word

Whatever you do, don't mention the D word. That explains this nervous talk, or non talk, around whether the projected Budget surplus should be abandoned to "pay for" the cost of recovering from the floods.

Floods around the world

Floods around the world

The Queensland and Victorian floods dominated local media this week, and rightly so. However, other nations, including Sri Lanka, Brazil and South Africa, are also suffering severe flooding, although their governments may not be as equipped to cope with the devastation, reports Amber Jamieson.

‘I don’t think we’ll be getting home tonight’: a tale from Toowoomba

‘I don’t think we’ll be getting home tonight’: a tale from Toowoomba

Toowoomba resident Jim Forbes left his wife and four-year-old daughter to head in to work in Brisbane on Monday, leaving just before the floods hit his family and his hometown.

Qld floods compare and contrast: “…back in ’74”

Qld floods compare and contrast: “…back in ’74”

During this morning's press conference Queensland Premier Anna Bligh continued to evoke Queensland's devastating floods of 1974 to give Queenslanders, especially those in Ipswich and Brisbane today, an indication of what lay ahead.