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Indicates the 540 decametre line on the 1000-500 thickness chart. Often used as a rough guide to determine when an airmass is cold enough to produce snowfalls on the Australian southern alpine areas.

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Young and in drought: why farmers and young entrepreneurs stay on in regional and remote Australia

11:51 EST

There's rarely a time when the world's driest continent is not faced with a drought.

Insurers may be 'named and shamed' over delays in storm payouts

11:36 EST

Hunter Valley residents say there is a growing divide between those who have received insurance payouts, and those still fighting for money, 10 weeks after the deadly April super storm hit the region.

Young Longreach couple sell family sheep property after hard slog through drought

11:19 EST

The Walker family are selling the family farm after losing their battle with drought.