Qld jail safety questioned before riot
Queensland Corrective Services has been accused of downplaying safety issues that contributed to a 16 hour riot at a jail near Rockhampton last October.The Together Union has filed a dispute against QCS with the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission following last October's unrest at the Capricornia Correctional Centre.
The Queensland city of Maryborough is being evacuated after its levee valve failed amid a major flood. © PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO Floodwaters surged into Maryborough's CBD when a valve on the city's levee bank broke .
Authorities had expected the river to peak in Maryborough above a major flood level of 10.5m, impacting about 80 homes on Sunday afternoon, after the remnants of tropical cyclone Seth dumped 600mm on the Wide Bay-Burnett region in two days.
However, a valve on the city's levee bank broke with floodwaters surging into the CBD through the stormwater drains just before 2pm on Sunday.
Police and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have issued an urgent emergency evacuation order for more than 30 inner city blocks.
Search for girl in floodwaters continues, major flooding in Maryborough area
The search continues for a 14-year-old girl who was swept away in floodwaters near Gympie, with residents at Maryborough, Miva and Tiaro on the Fraser Coast experiencing major flooding.The girl's 40-year-old father was rescued by emergency services just after midday after being located clinging to a tree.
"The Maryborough CBD will be directly impacted by the major flood event," QFES said in a statement.
"The water behind the flood levy has backed up behind the level of the flood barrier.
"The underground valve on the dry side of the levy has been damaged resulting in immediate flooding in the Maryborough CBD.
"Anyone in the CBD precinct is urged to move to higher ground immediately."
There's already been one death in floods triggered when intense rain pummelled the region on Friday and Saturday.
A 22-year-old's body was found in a submerged ute at Kanigan, north of Gympie, on Saturday.
Police also hold grave fears for a 14-year-old girl swept away while abandoning a flooding car with a 40-year-old man at Booubyjan, near Gympie, in the early hours of Saturday.
floods in the southwest: the Gironde joins the other other departments in Vigilance Orange
© Gaizka Iroz / AFP The Gave d'Oloron, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, was flood Monday, January 10th. The Gironde was placed in turn on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in orange vigilance for risks of floods of the Garonne.
The man was found clinging to a tree hours later but police are combing the floodplain for any sign of the girl.
"This is a very, very difficult environment, we are unable to get in there and conduct that search appropriately at the moment," Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollshewski told reporters on Sunday.
"It is going to take some time for us to do that."
Police have received 177 calls for help, while QFES have responded to 51 water-related incidents and made nine rescues.
QFES Deputy Commissioner Mike Wassing urged people not to enter floodwaters or go sightseeing in Maryborough, where a local photographed a bull shark on Saturday.
"I do want to remind people about the dangers of floodwaters," he said.
"We've had the shark in the park, we've got contaminated water, you've seen what can occur with roads in the local areas and how dangerous that is," he said.
"Albeit the rain has stopped, the risk remains."
Mackay teacher Jacob Aitken launches action against Queensland government over vaccine mandates
A north Queensland teacher is claiming vaccine mandates for educators go against Queensland's Human Rights Act.Mackay-based state schoolteacher Jacob Aitken filed the civil application for a statutory order of review in the Supreme Court in Mackay this week.
Meanwhile, a low pressure system in the Coral Sea is expected to intensify into a category one cyclone on Monday morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology says it's likely to cross the coast on Tuesday between Coen and Lockhardt River packing gusts up to 100km/h, abnormally high tides, large waves and heavy rain.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said emergency services were readying for the cyclone, which was expected to be named Tiffany.
"So to all the residents in those areas please be on the lookout, I know that they know how to deal with these events," she told reporters.
"They're very well prepared and we'll be keeping a very close eye on that."
The BoM said there's also a risk the system could further intensify once is passes over Cape York and enters the Gulf of Carpentaria.
For the first time after 15 years: BVB makes Bayern after .
after Bayern also fails the BVB in the DFB Cup prematurely. On the other hand, three second divisions trump. © Provided by sport1.de For the first time after 15 years: BVB makes Bayern after that the (DFB) Cup has its own laws, was clear again in the second round. After the FC Bayern had gone down a round before at Borussia Mönchengladbach with 0: 5, Borussia Dortmund now caught another great favorite.