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.

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

Thank you, Senator Green. The time for two-minute statements has expired.