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Thursday July 2, 2015

Dungog urges PM not to forget about ongoing support

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Dungog's mayor says it was important to have the Prime Minister visit the community to acknowledge the full extent of the damage caused by April's floods.
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Wednesday July 1, 2015

Winter laneway festivals continue to warm spirits across Hobart CBD

ABC image 17:39 EST
The reinvention of Hobart laneways is continuing thanks to mini-festivals, and this Saturday Bidencopes Lane will light up with street art and music for one night.
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VIC missing out on June's rain

15:26 EST
The start of winter was a dry one for much of Victoria.
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Hail, rain and warmer than average temperatures cap off an unusual June for the Northern Territory

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The month of June provided some unusual weather events for the Northern Territory.
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Boisdale community shares information to prepare for Avon River flooding

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Keeping a community together, and planning for flooding can sometimes be tricker than an initial emergency response.
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Falling rain and rising prices bring smiles to drought-stricken Charleville

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Rain and high cattle prices have brought a sense of optimism to the drought stricken Queensland community of Charleville, but locals warn farmers are still struggling as the dry continues.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott tours Williamtown RAAF base in NSW Hunter as shipbuilders protest job cuts

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has toured Newcastle's Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base during a visit to the New South Wales Hunter region as angry shipbuilders rallied outside over looming job cuts.
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Queensland drought: Stranger amazes graziers by travelling 2,000 kilometres to lend a hand

Audience submitted image 13:37 EST
A western Queensland family has been overwhelmed by the generosity of a stranger who volunteered to help on a drought-stricken station.
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Unseasonal Tropical Cyclone Raquel develops near Solomon Islands

12:40 EST
As the southern hemisphere dives into the heart of winter, the tropical waters of the Solomon Islands have been brewing up a storm.
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Cyclone in July: Weather bureau declares Raquel poses no threat to Queensland

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Queensland forecasters have named Raquel as their first ever recorded July cyclone, which has formed this morning north of the Solomon Islands.
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Vanuatu president's decision to leave country as Cyclone Pam approached criticised by Save the Children

Audience submitted image 09:34 EST
The decision by Vanuatu's president and senior disaster officials to fly to a conference in Japan as Cyclone Pam bore down on the Pacific nation in March made response efforts more difficult, aid group Save the Children says.
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Dungog recovery two months after April floods

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The New South Wales town of Dungog in the Hunter Valley, is still deep in recovery mode, more than two months after devastating floods.
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PM brings cash for RAAF upgrade on visit to meet flood volunteers

07:35 EST
The Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be in Newcastle today to announce $274 million to get work started on a major upgrade of the Williamtown air force base.
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Tuesday June 30, 2015

Warmest June temperatures for Perth

20:04 EST
Perth has recorded its warmest June on record with the average maximum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.
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Warm June across Australia

18:10 EST
Sunny skies have created a warmer than average June across all capital cities.
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Drought-affected farmers in north-western NSW sow land in hope of first crop in three years

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Heartened by recent rain, farmers near Walgett in north-western New South Wales are taking a gamble and sowing some of their land in the hope of their first crop in three years.
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Cattleman concerned for safety after shutdown of Tennant Creek weather radar

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Citing old technology and safety issues, the Federal Government will today shutdown the Tennant Creek weather radar in the Northern Territory.
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Farm debt mediation cases predicted to rise as more federal financial counselling funding flows

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A rural financial counselling service says farm debt mediation cases are expected to rise over the coming year, with no reprieve in drought for many areas.
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Tropical low north of Coral Sea could become Queensland's first July cyclone, forecaster says

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A tropical low which has formed north of the Coral Sea could make Queensland history if it turns into a cyclone.
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Pastoralists and locals slam decision to shut down Tennant Creek weather radar station

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Pastoralists and locals have slammed the Federal Government decision to the shut down the Tennant Creek weather radar in the Northern Territory.
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Bourke's wettest June in 67 years

11:49 EST
Northern NSW has capped off its soggy June with some isolated heavy storms.
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Darwin experiences warmer than usual June, with average top of 32C

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Darwin has experienced June temperatures warmer than normal, as the dry season gets off to a wobbly start.
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Monday June 29, 2015

Tourists flock to oasis in parched outback Queensland

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Despite drought and personal tragedy, an outback Queensland woman is continuing her quest to develop a desert oasis.
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Queensland Country Women's Association boards bus to experience drought and raise awareness

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The Queensland Country Women's Association is currently touring drought stricken parts of the state to see firsthand how they can help.
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Unseasonably wet conditions for QLD coast during June

14:04 EST
Showers have been commonplace along the central and northern Queensland coast during the first month of winter, with some places seeing their wettest June on record.
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Western Queensland rain only patchy and brief

13:33 EST
Cloud building over western Queensland is causing rain to develop but is little more than a tease for drought-affected farmers due to it being patchy, brief and generally light.
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Glider pilots set to soar to new heights near Canberra due to weather phenomenon

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Glider pilots across the Canberra region are preparing for their busiest time of year with the arrival of a weather phenomenon which allows them to reach enormous heights.
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Sunday June 28, 2015

The benefits of sunshine in western NSW

17:57 EST
Some sun-bathed western New South Wales residents would have had no idea they were bathing in temperatures as much as 10 degrees higher than just down the road on Sunday afternoon.
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Foggy and frosty eastern states

11:09 EST
Eastern parts of Australia have been shrouded in fog and frost this morning.
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Saturday June 27, 2015

A wet end to the week for the nation's eastern most point

12:32 EST
A weak coastal trough and cool air in the mid-levels have been combining over the past few days to deliver persistent and heavy rainfall to coastal areas the New South Wales Northern Rivers.
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Stockton Beach to reopen after Hunter super storm

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Stockton Beach is reopening this weekend after it was forced to close in the aftermath of the Hunter's storms in April.
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Monster swell hits WA

09:34 EST
A big 'purple blob' has moved across the Indian Ocean and unloaded on WA as big wave surfers flock to the wild west.
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Friday June 26, 2015

Massive swell hits southern WA, creating perfect conditions for surfers

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Surfers are catching huge, thick barrels at Margaret River's North Point and other breaks as a massive swell unloads on the West Australian coast.
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California looks to South Australia as it battles own 'millennium' drought

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"Never waste a good crisis" was, reportedly, one of Winston Churchill's favourite political rules.
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TAS set for more wind, showers and snow

17:53 EST
While most of the mainland Australia will be calm and settled under a high for the next few days, for the Apple Isle this means the return of cold, wet and windy conditions.
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Tanzanian farmers desperate for access to markets to work out of poverty

15:48 EST
International aid agencies say global food security is one of biggest issues the world is facing.
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Flood forum discusses April super storm recovery

ABC image 15:31 EST
Newcastle has hosted a flood recovery forum to discuss how the Hunter's government agencies responded during and after the devastating April super storm.
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Country Women's Association says New South Wales budget ignored farmers in drought

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The Country Women's Association has gone on the attack over the New South Wales budget handed down earlier this week.
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New online weather tool predicting later than average start to 2015/16 wet season

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The weather bureau has launched a new online tool which provides an outlook for when the wet season is likely to start across northern Australia.
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WA surfers gearing up for 'swell of the decade' as massive waves forecast

09:38 EST
West Australian surfers from Margaret River to Gnaraloo are preparing for massive waves ahead of what is being billed "the swell of the decade".
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Victorian Farmers Federation meets in Bendigo for state conference with El Nino to be 'hot topic'

09:31 EST
The prospect of a dry finish to the year looms as Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) delegates gather for their state conference.
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Thunderstorms drench Newcastle

08:50 EST
Isolated heavy showers with thunderstorms moved along central parts of the NSW coast from yesterday afternoon with Newcastle one of the hardest hit locations.
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Freak central Queensland hail storm unlikely to hurt winter grain

ABC licensed image 08:45 EST
Central Queensland grain growers say a freak hail storm that left a town looking like a "white Christmas" is unlikely to hurt the winter plant.
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No rush from farmers for NSW flood grants, paperwork too time-consuming

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Only ten farmers in the Hunter Valley and adjacent regions have applied for Disaster Assistance Grants made available of to help businesses recover from the floods and storms in late April.
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Thursday June 25, 2015

Hail storm 'just like snow' stuns locals in Central Queensland town of Mulgildie

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Local residents in the small Central Queensland town of Mulgildie have described hailstones that blanketed the area on Thursday afternoon as being "just like snow".
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Heavy coastal showers moving into Sydney

13:26 EST
Sydneysiders enjoying the mostly sunny morning may need a brolly for the afternoon.
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Great follow up rain for inland NSW

12:16 EST
Inland parts of New South Wales receive much needed follow up rain.
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Thick fog greets Brisbane CBD for second time in just over a week

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Brisbane residents have woken up to thick fog for the second time in just over a week.
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Kimberley cattle stations weather dry spell following poor wet season

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Cattle stations near Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley are battling drier than usual conditions off the back of a poor wet season.
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Dungog urges PM not to forget about ongoing support

08:10 EST

Dungog's mayor says it was important to have the Prime Minister visit the community to acknowledge the full extent of the damage caused by April's floods.

Winter laneway festivals continue to warm spirits across Hobart CBD

17:39 EST

The reinvention of Hobart laneways is continuing thanks to mini-festivals, and this Saturday Bidencopes Lane will light up with street art and music for one night.

VIC missing out on June's rain

15:26 EST

The start of winter was a dry one for much of Victoria.