Just putting up a thread so that Australian W's remember to check in. It looks like things were pretty nasty and it's still a few hours until daylight yet. I got a video from friends in Cairns at 12:50 PST last night showing the palm trees bending over as the first major part of the winds hit. Be safe.
This likely does not impact any people directly. That is of course unless you've read the Canadian Press at all during the Mulroney era and after. Click Here (cnews.canoe.ca) for the Canadian Press obit.