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Waterspout rips through Perth suburb

12:21 EST

A waterspout rattled Perth's coastal suburb of Scarborough on Sunday, sending cars - and social media - into a spin.

Western Queensland drought leaves graziers facing more impossible choices

12:01 EST

For the first time in four years western Queensland sheep grazier Peter Clark has lambs in his flock, but as drought maintains its stranglehold on the region he may still be forced into another heart-wrenching stock reduction.

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

11:07 EST

Billions of litres of water purchased by taxpayers to save Australia's inland rivers are 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.