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Aerial view of a flooded street in Brisbane, Australia (2019)
2022 will be remembered as the year of the Great Deluge, when record-breaking rain and floods lashed large parts of Eastern Australia, causing untold devastation for Australians and our economy.
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2022
This publication is a report on the major disasters that occurred in Australia in 2022. This year has seen large parts of Eastern Australia experience record-breaking rainfall and floods.
Climate Council of Australia
October to April is the peak period for extreme weather in Australia, with higher risk of flooding, tropical cyclones, bushfires, and severe thunderstorms. The latest outlook indicates a potentially wet and windy summer for 2022-23.
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2018

As background, the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017 (the Strategy) was released in July 2017 to guide our shared vision of making Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia. Resilient Queensland provides an engagement and

Queensland Government
2020

A national Royal Commission into Australia’s devastating Black Summer bushfires has established an agreement from the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

The Morrison Government has released the Terms of

Australia - government
2014

Australia and many other re-prone parts of the world have experienced an increase in bush fires over the past decade. The bush fires have increased in intensity and caused more damage. There is increasing debate within Australia and overseas about how

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2022
This report provides a synthesis and overall outlook for the Australian environment, including detailed content and assessments found in 12 thematic chapters.
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2021
This report summarizes the risks posed on Australia's climate, ecosystems, food and water systems, and citizens by climate change, as well as the country's policies for mitigation, adaptation, and emissions reductions.
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