Townsville flooding: PM offers disaster assistance but won't discuss climate change – live

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Emergency warning in place north of city as Queensland flood crisis enters its 11th day. Follow all the developments

The premier’s press conference has wrapped up – and Scott Morrison’s has begun. Morrison has been visiting homes as some locals return to survey the wreckage. The Nationals MP George Christensen and Liberal senators Linda Reynolds and Ian Macdonald are also there.

The prime minister says the “care and compassion” people are showing to each other has been a “privilege” to witness.

The Queensland police deputy commissioner, Bob Gee, has reiterated the premier’s call for “patience”.

“It is not safe to go back to homes, it is not safe to go into those flood waters,” Gee says.

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