The Bureau of Meteorology dismisses suggestions it was unprepared for the Northern Rivers NSW flood event

Australia’s national weather agency issued a strong defense of its handling of deadly flooding in New South Wales earlier this year, after a parliamentary report found it failed to understand the scale of the threat. Key points: The Bureau of Meteorology has defended its role in the 2022 flood, arguing that the government and communities … Read more

Flood report finds failed SES and Resilience NSW communities | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Flood report finds failed SES and Resilience NSW communities | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) NSW flood report ready for deliverythe examiner Parliamentary flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed in Lismore and North NSW communitiesABC News See full coverage on Google News

Mayor of Lismore frustrated at delay in flood report as media leaks show $3bn recovery spending

The mayor of Lismore, in northern New South Wales, has urged the state government to publish a flood investigation report after hearing unconfirmed media leaks and nothing from the government. Key points: The flood investigation report has not been published yet, but leaks have appeared in some media outlets. Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg says he … Read more

Lismore flood damage can be reduced if we learn from the past

It should be possible to better prepare the town of Lismore for further flood devastation by analyzing data from previous flood seasons, writes Professor Jerome Vanclay. FLOODING HAS AFFECTED much of eastern Australia this year and Lismore, NSW has been among the worst affected areas. How is it that Lismore, one of the most flood-prone … Read more

Lifeline defends decision to sell donated items intended for Lismore flood victims

Former Lifeline store manager Ethan Smith says he resigned in disgust after boxes of donated items were sold at Lifeline stores when they were destined for flood victims. Key points: A Lifeline manager resigns in disgust after donated items intended for flood victims were sold in stores Lifeline’s CEO said the decision was made to … Read more

Lismore remembers German backpacker Simone Strobel after man’s arrest

For 17 years, the Lismore community has mourned the death of a 25-year-old German backpacker many had never met. Key points: The Lismore community felt shame, grief and suspicion following the discovery of Simone Strobel’s body in 2005. Mrs. Strobel’s family has no anger towards the town of Lismore, where their daughter was found murdered. … Read more

Averting NSW’s next flood crisis

As NSW suffers more devastation from flooding, it’s clear our governments can do more to be prepared, writes Dale Dominey-Howse. AGAIN, THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS in Western Sydney are facing a life-threatening flood disaster. At the time of writing, evacuation orders were spreading across the south-west and north-west of Sydney and residents of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley … Read more

Sydney protester Mali Cooper questioned by The Project hosts after Blockade Australia stunt

One of the protesters behind Monday’s traffic chaos in Sydney has doubled down on her resolve to try to bring the city to a standstill. A protester arrested after allegedly chaining herself to the wheel of her car and blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbor Tunnel has said she has “no regrets” about the … Read more

Sydney Protests: Traffic disruptions as Australia Lockdown march continues

There will be riots in Sydney today for the second day in a row, but the protesters’ planned week of chaos is not going as planned. Riots are likely in Sydney today for the second day in a row as the group of activists who brought the city to a halt yesterday march through the … Read more

Sydney Protests: Traffic disruptions as Australia Lockdown march continues

There will be riots in Sydney today for the second day in a row, but the protesters’ planned week of chaos is not going as planned. Riots are likely in Sydney today for the second day in a row as the group of activists who brought the city to a halt yesterday march through the … Read more