Related term - wheelie-bin bowling. It's when you are young and stupid and you hang out the window of your friends car holding a wheelie bin, get to about 20km/hr and then let go of it. Usually done the night before bin collection for maximum effect. Yep, big winner with the neighbours.
On a more serious note - cyclone Yasi has hit the Queensland coast: Cyclone Yasi, Stronger Than Katrina, Hits Australia - Businessweek
My thoughts are with all the Aussies, and particularly the poor Queenslanders. We're a tough bunch and I know that there are difficult times ahead but there's no dampening the Aussie spirit.