Tasmanian town hit by storm cut off from help, with roads washed away by record flood

Tasmanian town hit by storm cut off from help, with roads washed away by record flood

Updated May 13, 2018 09:28:48 Photo: Bryony Geeves and son Kit stand in front of their road which now resembles a creek. (Supplied: Bryony Geeves) Some residents in the small community of Molesworth in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley remain cut off after flooding from an extreme weather event washed away access …

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

A focus on improving road and rail transport, better access to health services and strengthening agricultural exports are key budget measures targeted at regional Australians. But with poor connectivity in so many rural places, the number one item on many budget wish-lists, better telecommunications access, has gone unanswered. “In addition …

Four women returning from line dancing function die in horror weekend on Victoria’s roads

Four women returning from line dancing function die in horror weekend on Victoria’s roads

Updated May 06, 2018 10:42:32 Photo: The four women were on their way home to the Portland area when they were killed. (ABC News) It has been a horror weekend on Victoria’s roads with eight people killed in separate car crashes across the state — seven on country roads. The …

New cameras will catch drivers using mobile phones on NSW roads | Australia news

New South Wales will allow the use of world-leading camera technology to detect drivers using their phones. Several Australian jurisdictions, including Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, have considered using automated camera technology to stamp out phone use behind the wheel. But NSW is the first to take concrete steps to …

Growing Melbourne suburbs targeted by $2.2 billion roads upgrade

Growing Melbourne suburbs targeted by $2.2 billion roads upgrade

Updated April 29, 2018 10:27:04 Photo: Mr Donnellan said it was about addressing the growth pressures in the north and south-east. (ABC News: Chris Sonesson) Related Story: A tale of three cities: Populations soar in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Thirteen major arterial roads in Melbourne’s growing north and south-east will …

Graves of Darwin’s hidden dead possibly beneath roads and houses

Graves of Darwin’s hidden dead possibly beneath roads and houses

Posted April 21, 2018 08:00:21 Photo: Peter Forrest believes unmarked graves may lie beneath modern Darwin. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) Related Story: In pictures: The buildings that survived the bombing of Darwin Hundreds of missing graves could be six feet under some of Darwin’s suburbs, local historians believe. The …

Disaster recovery: Caring community equally important as fixing buildings and roads

Disaster recovery: Caring community equally important as fixing buildings and roads

Updated March 29, 2018 12:46:38 Photo: Amy Campbell, one of Darrell and Shirley Kennedy’s six daughters, in their flood-hit milking shed. (ABC North Coast: Catherine Marciniak) Related Story: In photos: Floods devastate northern NSW One of the most devastating impacts of natural disasters is the mental health impact, which lasts …

Flood clean-up begins as roads reopen in far north Queensland

Flood clean-up begins as roads reopen in far north Queensland

Updated March 28, 2018 08:11:11 Photo: People clean up debris on a tennis court at the Redlynch Valley Tennis Club. (Facebook: Redlynch Valley Tennis Club) Related Story: ‘Disbelief’ as Cairns flooding from Barron River the worst in almost 20 years Related Story: ‘Trees coming down everywhere’: Narrow escape in far …

Point-to-point speed cameras proposed amid bad start to the year on NT roads

Point-to-point speed cameras proposed amid bad start to the year on NT roads

Posted March 28, 2018 08:00:09 A new measure to crack down on speeding is part of a wider government plan to improve safety on Northern Territory roads. It has been launched during the worst start to the year for fatalities on NT roads in at least five years. Eleven people …

Flooding in Cairns worst in a generation, dozens rescued as region’s roads cut

Flooding in Cairns worst in a generation, dozens rescued as region’s roads cut

Updated March 27, 2018 15:57:48 Video: Tractor pulls dinghy through floodwaters (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Trees coming down everywhere’: Narrow escape in far north Queensland Flooding from the Barron River in Cairns is the worst recorded since February 2000, but the height of the flooding emergency has passed for the …