Senate debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Statements by Senators

Queensland: Storms

1:59 pm

Photo of Nita GreenNita Green (Queensland, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

While parliament has been sitting this week, the top end of my home state, Queensland, has been experiencing heavy rain, showers and storms as a monsoon trough lingers over the tropics. Yesterday and overnight, the severe weather has been concentrated in the north-west Gulf Country, northern goldfields, Upper Flinders and Central West districts of the state. Today, as the trough moves further south, heavy rainfall will continue to impact Queensland. I want to thank the Minister for Emergency Management, Senator Murray Watt, who assures me that the government continues to monitor the situation closely.


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