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Patchy cloud over northern WA and the NT with a weak trough is triggering thundery showers. Cloud with troughs over southeast QLD and southwest WA is producing isolated showers. Cloud with a moist southerly flow steered by a low is generating areas of rain over NSW, VIC and TAS.

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PNG prime minister Peter O'Neill may review Australian food import ban amid drought

11:42 EST

Papua New Guinea's prime minister Peter O'Neill says he may review a recent ban on importing Australian fruit and vegetables into the country.

NSW weather: Residents return to south coast homes to assess damage; Warragamba continues to spill

11:19 EST

Residents are returning to their properties on the New South Wales south coast, with the threat to life and property now passed following days of heavy downpours that led to significant flooding.

Frog in the pond: Removing frogs from tropical toilets is dry season's 'philosophical dilemma'

10:44 EST

Every year, as clouds disappear from the sky and front lawns turn brown, tropical frogs seek solace in a cool and wet place.