Browsing All posts tagged under »Queensland Floods«

Australian Floods – Why Do We Let Our Towns Drown?

February 2, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Don’t feel pity when you see these TV pictures of Australian towns yet again flooded and the locals crying for what they’ve lost. Feel embarrassment. Shame. How stupid is this country that we not only built towns and suburbs in flood-prone areas, but left them defenceless against the inevitable floods? Some […]

Rockhampton Flood Redux – 2013

February 1, 2013 by


While the rest of most of Australia’s Eastern seaboard is recovering from, and cleaning up after the major flood following the huge rain event I mentioned in this earlier Post, the flood peak here in Rockhampton doesn’t arrive until later tonight (Friday) or early tomorrow morning. Unlike last time in January 2011, when the Fitzroy […]

Rockhampton – Huge Rain Event January 2013

January 26, 2013 by


While this Post is timed for the early AM hours on Saturday Morning (U.S. time, which is during Saturday afternoon local time here in Rockhampton Queensland) I started writing it as soon as this event had all but finished which was around 3PM local time on the Friday Afternoon. The Power had  been off for […]

Queensland Flood Inquiry Report Released

March 16, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Let’s see what it says about the management of the Wivenhoe dam. Nothing on the website yet, which is freezing up. The handing over of the report by Justice Catherine Holmes to Premier Anna Bligh was embarrassingly rushed – or simply embarrassed. After all, the reason this report comes so late […]

Cyclone Yasi Proves Only That we Panic too Fast

February 5, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt IT HADN’T even hit yet, and already a gibbering horde was shrieking that Cyclone Yasi proved we’d warmed the world. There was Christine Milne, of course, deputy leader of the Greens, the most deceitful party to shame Parliament. How fast she flapped up the microphones to crow: “It is a tragedy of […]

A Few More Inches and Heaven Help Brisbane

February 5, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Look very closely at this image. It is taken from a position on the lake side of Wivenhoe Dam looking towards and across the Dam’s wall, that thin black line you can see. Between that area of green in the middle distance you can see the frothing of the water as it […]

Who Will be the First to Blame Global Warming?

February 2, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt In an almost certainly doomed attempt to head off the “global-warming-caused-Cyclone-Yasi” meme, here’s an extract from the Bureau of Meteorology site: On average 4.7 tropical cyclones per year affect the Queensland Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Area of Responsibility. There is a strong relationship with eastern Australian tropical cyclone impacts and the El […]

A Man-Made Flood in Queensland, All Right

February 1, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt National hazards consultant Steven Molino wonders how much of the damage in Queensland was caused by its government’s failure to protect flood-prone areas: As far back as 1999, Dingle Smith of the Australian National University illustrated this by comparing NSW and Queensland flood funding figures from 1983 to 1993. Nationally, 85 per […]

Super Cyclone Yasi Heads For Queensland With UPDATES

January 31, 2011 by


CYCLONE YASI This post will have the original story about this huge Cyclone Yasi part way down the Post here, and the most recent UPDATES will be at the top of the post. All times quoted are in Australian Eastern Standard time All links to the most recent news articles will be at the top […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Pays For Her Flood Levy

January 29, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Julia Gillard is betting that voters will forget the pain of her flood levy by the time of the election, and praise instead the Government which by then has balanced the Budget again. Trouble is, there will be quite some forgetting to do: JULIA Gillard is fighting to contain a growing public […]

A Levy to Fix a Flood of Spending

January 28, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s flood levy proves how criminally wasteful Labor has been, and so do her cuts to green schemes. The Prime Minister’s levy will raise $1.8 billion of the more than $5 billion the Government expects to spend to fix flood damage in Queensland and Victoria. And, while Gillard […]

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Levies to Find the Money She Wasted

January 27, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The Prime Minister might in fact have trouble implementing this range of measures. The Levy (a new tax) is just part of the plan. If as she proposes, those other plans are to be implemented, the trouble then arises on the floor of The Senate where Gillard only has control with the […]

This Flood Levy is to save Gillard, not Queensland

January 26, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Having frittered away billions, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard comes asking for $3.5 billion more: AUSTRALIANS will pay more tax under a temporary flood recovery levy set to be announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra tomorrow. Ms Gillard and senior ministers, including her deputy and Treasurer Wayne Swan, Infrastructure Minister […]

CSIRO: Queensland’s Drought Wasn’t “Global Warming”, Nor These Floods, Either

January 21, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt The CSIRO mentioned in the title is the Peak Government body for scientific research, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, founded in 1926…..TonyfromOz. Remember all the warmists who once claimed that global warming caused the Queensland drought, which would go on and on? Here’s a few of them… Queensland Premier Peter […]

Wivenhoe Dam Levels – The Critical Days

January 20, 2011 by


UPDATE. (February 2016) This Post was originally done in 2011, immediately following the major flood event. Since that time, the link for the images for SEQWater has changed. This is the new link to that site and the images can be accessed at the bottom of the text at that link, and you just tick […]

If Warming Caused These Floods, Why Didn’t Warmists Predict Them?

January 19, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt A word to the global warming extremists who now claim that these floods in south-eastern Queensland are proof of man-made warming. Two years ago Queensland’s warmist Office of Climate Change issued this report on what the state should expect from global warming, and not once did it mention floods. It did predict […]

Surplus Promise Washed Away

January 18, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Gillard’s most solemn promise was always hostage to events: PRIME Minister Julia Gillard’s commitment to return the federal budget to surplus in 2012-13 is coming under more pressure as the likely damage bill from the most devastating series of floods in Australia’s recorded history continues to mount. With the still unfolding crisis […]

Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown Blames Current Australian Flood Crisis on Coal Mining Companies

January 16, 2011 by


Australian Greens Party Leader, Senator Bob Brown, in his customary rush to judgment following any natural disaster has blamed this current flood crisis in Australia on the coal mining companies. First elected to The Senate here in Australia in 1996, Senator Brown jumped on the global warming bandwagon early and has ridden it for all […]

Brisbane Flood Update – Not Alone

January 16, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt   Brilliant: IT will go down in folklore as Salvation Saturday. It was the day an army of big-hearted volunteers shouldering brooms, mops and shovels began digging and sweeping Brisbane out of the mud. In a remarkable display of community spirit, more than 20,000 signed on for duty, ready to bend their […]

Expert Claims Wivenhoe was Too Full to Protect Brisbane

January 15, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt More evidence that Wivenhoe – the dam protecting Brisbane from flooding – was kept too full: As the clean-up in Brisbane began, hydrologist Aron Gingis, formerly of Monash University, criticised the policy of keeping Wivenhoe at maximum capacity, not including the dam’s capacity for flood mitigation, in the lead-up to the deluge. […]

Are These Australian Floods Really Just a Warmist’s “Event”?

January 14, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt Warmists are now claiming they predicted these floods, with The Age – that Bible of the Left – running two we-told-you-so pieces today. One is from Ian Lowe, head of the Australian Conservation Foundation: The Queensland floods are another reminder of what climate science has been telling us for 25 years, like […]

Brisbane and Queensland Flood Crisis -With Updates

January 13, 2011 by


This Post details the current flood crisis in the State of Queensland Australia, and in the State capital Brisbane. At the bottom of the Post are links to further earlier Posts on the flood crisis, Posts from Andrew Bolt with respect to this flood, and also to Posts on the flooding in Rockhampton, where I […]

Brisbane Flood Update – Now 30 Believed Dead

January 12, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt What is worthwhile looking at here is the modelling for different flood levels shown at UPDATE 3. For regular UPDATES on the flood, take the link to this following Post: Australian Flood Crisis – Brisbane Smashed – Worse That 1974….TonyfromOz. The disaster is extraordinary: THE nation confronts its worst flood disaster in […]

Rockhampton Flood Crisis – The Fitzroy River Basin

January 11, 2011 by


While the flood crisis has now escalated into almost a catastrophe in other places in the State of Queensland, particularly in the heavily populated South East corner where the vast bulk of the population lives, in and around the State Capital city Brisbane, the flood is still a major problem here in Rockhampton, but with […]