Out of the 20 federal seats that are most likely to flood, 16 are in Queensland.
The Queensland government has warned the state's bottom line could take a hit if the lowest-paid private sector workers do not get paid more as demand for social housing could rise.
People may also enjoy shorter waits on election day, with a university investigating how to shorten lines.
A rescue helicopter was sent to rescue a skydiving instructor and tourist after wind gusts left them stranded on a mountain.
More than 100 millimetres of rain fell at Delaneys Creek, 86 millimetres at Kobble Creek and 76 millimetres at Kallangur.