Aid workers in the Australian state of Queensland are scrambling to provide assistance to the victims of torrential rains. Jacqueline Pascarl of the aid group Operation Angel tells host Lisa Mullins about needs of survivors that are often overlooked.
Large parts of the Australian city of Brisbane are now completely deserted with thousands of people fleeing the rising waters. In low-lying suburbs only rooftops remain visible. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Peter Collins of National Nine News.
A week of heavy rain across Queensland in Australia has brought flooding to an area the size of France and Germany combined. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Wayne Newton a Queensland farmer about what the floods will mean for global grain production.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in a British jail awaiting a hearing next week regarding his possible extradition to Sweden. The fallout from WikiLeaks' disclosure of hundreds of US State Department cables continues. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
Oprah Winfrey is filming some of the last episodes of her TV show in Sydney, Australia. And the Australian government is hoping Oprah will provide a much-needed boost to the country's sagging tourism industry. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.
An eye-witness says a boy climbed onto the back of a southern right whale off the coast of Australia and 'rode' on its back. The report has caught the attention of the authorities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney.