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Brisbane weather: city shivers through coldest morning in two years

07:38 EST

It was as cold as Canberra in Brisbane this morning, making it the coldest morning since July 2015.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Taxpayer-purchased water intended for rivers harvested by irrigators

07:35 EST

Billions of litres of water purchased by taxpayers to save Australia's inland rivers is instead being harvested by some irrigators to boost cotton-growing operations, in a policy failure that threatens to undermine the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Sydney weather: Man killed, two rescued as wild surf conditions continue to batter NSW coastline

00:23 EST

A man has been killed while fishing off the rocks at Merry Beach and two men have been rescued from a capsized boat at Bate Bay as the NSW coast continues to be battered by dangerous surf conditions.