Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • To El Arish, the worst in memory - YASI
    By: TONY KOCH STEVE Duggan lost his home when Yasi reached the township of El Arish (population: 340) this week. ``When the roof of this house started to lift, I hid in the stairwell, and when it all caved in, I ran to the car shed and hid in... read more
  • Farming villages tap the power within --- YASI
    By: TONY KOCH IT was impossible for overstretched emergency resources trying to cope with the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi to respond to every call, or address every crisis, in the first two days. Calls were made on the service from Innisfail to... read more
  • Simple survival gives ample reason to celebrate
    By: MICHAEL MCKENNA, TONY KOCH IN the end, it was the defenceless towns -- the ones without the storm-proof shelters and where most homes were weatherboard -- that bore the brunt of the midnight raid of Cyclone Yasi. Stretched along the far... read more
  • Emerging from 10-hour terror - El Arish ..YASI
    By: TONY KOCH ONE of the most devastated victims of Cyclone Yasi, the village of El Arish, south of Innisfail, has a history so Australian that each of us should pause and doff our hat any time we pass. It was established in 1921 as a Soldiers'... read more
  • Dignity, daring as young guns face the floods
    By: TONY KOCH THE January floods in Queensland amounted to the worst natural disaster in the state's history, causing the deaths of more than 30 people and costing billions of dollars in damage and lost production. Many hundreds of... read more
  • Ground zero well known to inquiry member
    By: Tony Koch Click here to search for full page image in PDF format Click here for image(Library Terminal Only) DETAILS of floods at Murphys Creek at the foot of the Toowoomba range will not surprise former Queensland police... read more
  • Grantham residents return to stench of death
    By: Sarah Elks, ADDITIONAL REPORTING: TONY KOCH, AMOS AIKMAN, AMANDA GEARING RESIDENTS of the tiny Lockyer Valley township of Grantham returned to their destroyed homes for the first time yesterday, in a town that smelt like death. Locals... read more
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