Australia’s rental crisis: carers forced out of homes due to rent increases

Australians with caring responsibilities have emerged as key sufferers of the country’s rental crisis, as thousands of Aussies struggle to make ends meet — and even face homelessness — while caring for sick family members. Adelaide mum Anna Rowen is one of them. She works full-time in aged care while caring for her husband on … Read more

Queensland feral cat found with bandicoot and crow in stomach

Startling findings have been made inside the stomach of a giant wild animal that was likened to a puma after being sighted earlier this year. The enormous feral cat was spotted near settlements on Moreton Island, off the coast of southeastern Queensland, in April, and it was captured in July. An investigation of its stomach … Read more

Floods impact NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania

Thousands of people have been evacuated amid fears of another major flood event in northern NSW as residents and emergency crews battled rising waters across several states. Widespread rain and thunderstorms impacting eastern Australia and causing flash flooding and river rises were forecast to continue into next week. Already, at least five people have died … Read more

Brisbane floods: The suburbs at risk from ‘perfect storm’

A perfect storm of high tide and floodwaters has put dozens of Brisbane suburbs at risk on Sunday. SEE THE LIST Thousands of homes in the southeast are still in the firing line of Queensland’s deadly deluge as a perfect storm of high tide and floodwaters forge a new threat. Five people have now died … Read more