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Cloud over southern parts of WA, SA & TAS with a weak trough is causing the odd shower. Cloud over the along the eastern seaboard with unstable onshore winds is causing showers, heaviest along the coastal fringe. Skies are clearer elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.

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'Worse than the cyclone': Debbie's victims still battling home insurers

18:36 EST

It is 15 months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie smashed Mel Deacon's north Queensland home but it's still so badly damaged it is unfit to live in — something she blames on a bitter fight with her insurance company.

Cheeky Canberrans disrobe and jump in the lake to mark winter solstice

18:06 EST

It's the shortest day of the year, so why not take off all of your clothes and plunge into the freezing lake to celebrate? That's what a brave group of Canberrans did early on Thursday morning to mark the winter solstice and raise money for charity.

Antarctic expeditioners plunge into icy water at Casey Station to mark winter solstice

16:33 EST

Expeditioners at Antarctica's Casey Station have taken a plunge into -2 degree waters to celebrate midwinter.