The Observer is looking back on stories that shaped our city, including floods, cyclones and bushfires.

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20th June 2020 8:06 AM

The Observer looks back at its coverage of natural disasters

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19th June 2020 3:06 PM

I can still remember the empty supermarket shelves: no bread, no milk, no water, no fresh produce; their being power...

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26th Feb. 2020 9:02 AM

The Australian public and businesses have become addicted to government subsidies whenever disaster hits.

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19th Feb. 2020 5:02 AM

DEVASTATED residents are assessing the damage after a huge fire destroyed buildings and exploded a shipping container of...

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09th Dec. 2019 5:12 AM

An investigation by this newspaper, reveals how local councils and State and Federal governments are keeping us in the dark...

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19th Nov. 2019 5:11 AM

A dedicated band of Sunshine Coast volunteers have been honoured for their critical role in disaster management.

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20th Oct. 2019 2:10 PM

Are we being strategic enough in our planning for major tournaments or is it something that shouldn't be considered?

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17th Oct. 2019 5:10 PM