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Missing trawler crew have 'best shot' at survival due to experience, rescue coordinator says

12:08 EDT

The family of the missing "safety-conscious" skipper of a trawler that sank off central Queensland say he ran a dry boat and would have equipped his crew with the skills to survive in open waters.

More heavy rain ahead for soggy southern Queensland as roads flood, towns cut off

11:50 EDT

Queensland's big wet is showing no signs of easing with coastal areas north of Hervey Bay forecast to cop a battering again and the Bruce Highway cut south of Miriam Vale.

October rainfall records doubled in Queensland

10:23 EDT

It has been a remarkably wet October in parts of Queensland, with some areas receiving seven months worth of rain during the last two and a half weeks.