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Water bombing helicopters have been regularly deployed in recent weeks in an attempt to put out bushfires in Tasmania.  Photograph: Heath Holden/Getty Images

The calendar finally ticked over into February last week, officially ending the hottest January Australia has ever seen. This is a sobering fact, give(...)

Tom Foley and his friend Luke Colebrook heading out in their canoe.

An Irishman and an Englishman got into a blue canoe… What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke was actually the start of a mission embarked upon b(...)

A resident pushes a bicycle through floodwaters at Hermit Park in Townsville, Australia on Sunday. Photograph:  Andrew Rankin/AAP Image via AP

Australian authorities pulled the bodies of two men from a storm water drain during cleanup efforts after catastrophic flooding in the northeastern st(...)

A man walks through flood water in Rosslea, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, February 2nd 2019. Photograph: Andrew Rankin/ EPA

Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned(...)

A  handout photo showing  Cyclone Debbie approaching the coast of Queensland, Australia. Photograph: Debbie

Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of p(...)