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Mixed season for Western Australian grain growers

06:24 EST

After one of the best starts to a season in a decade, disappointing winter rain has dwindled crop prospects in Western Australia's Eastern Wheatbelt.

Drier weather leads to forest fires emerging as greatest threat this summer

06:12 EST

The latest bushfire outlook indicates a heightened risk of forest fires in southern Australia this summer.

Melbourne's minimum warmer than maximum

17:37 EST

Overnight, Melbourne experienced very warm temperatures under a blanket of cloud ahead of a cold front.