Cyclone Kimi has weakened to a tropical low off north Queensland, but emergency services are warning people the storm is still packing very strong winds and could bring flooding.
Southeast Queensland is mopping up after an overnight deluge and flash flooding, but has an eye on the horizon with more thunderstorms possible.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says the highly infectious UK variant of coronavirus it likely still present in Greater Brisbane.
The NSW Government has tightened restrictions after a COVID-19 cluster in Sydney ballooned to 70 cases, but conceded it may never be able to find the source.
Queensland police are treating a double murder and a police shooting on a busy motorway in Brisbane’s south as a terrorism event and have warned people to check on their relatives in the area.
A Sydney van driver for international air crew has been diagnosed with COVID-19, ending NSW’s 12-day streak without a locally acquired case and sparking calls for tighter quarantine rules for airline staff.