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Wine industry withers on vine as Queensland records $18b loss

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Heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding across more than half of Queensland in 2019, which the Climate Council described as one of the worst disasters in the region’s history.

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Report lead author Simon Bradshaw said the findings showed the past two years had been exceptional for extreme weather locally and capped off a costly decade.

“No community in Australia is immune to climate change. Queensland, in particular, is facing a combination of vulnerabilities,” Dr Bradshaw said.

“Many of the state’s coastal communities are in the path of cyclones and there have been many record-breaking hot days in the state recently.

“There is nowhere in Australia or almost anywhere in the world like Queensland with opportunities for…



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