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National Servicemen's Memorial Pipes and Drums Band witnesses devastating drought on outback tour

15:03 EDT

One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.

WA's desert drenching

13:05 EDT

Arid parts of Western Australia received a drenching overnight as thunderstorms passed overhead, with Meekatharra receiving more rain in ten minutes than they usually see in the whole month of November.

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance

12:22 EDT

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.