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Locals worried about Katherine River levels, but records show height is close to long-term average

12:07 EDT

Long-term locals are concerned about the height of the Katherine River in the Northern Territory after successive poor wet seasons.

Asking for help key to surviving drought depression, western Queensland grazier says

09:19 EDT

A western Queensland grazier who has overcome depression says he will not allow the current drought to drag him back into the dark days of negative thinking.

Victoria experiencing 'mini-summer' as state braces for extreme fire conditions

07:31 EDT

The hot, dry weather experienced in Victoria so far this month is effectively a mini-summer, Victoria's fire services say.