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Extensive cloud over VIC, NT, QLD and central NSW with a cold front and broad trough is generating showers and storms, with showers extending to western TAS. Cloud over southeast QLD and northeast NSW with an offshore low is causing showers, extending down the NSW coast.

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Drought aid: Where has the money been allocated and what difference is it making on-farm?

06:18 EDT

Billions of dollars in government aid, across all tiers, has gone to farmers during the drought this year.

Coles, Aldi blasted by Minister over handling of 10c milk levy for drought-stricken farmers

00:40 EDT

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has launched a scathing attack on Coles over its handling of the 10c milk levy for drought relief, calling the supermarket chain's approach "slippery" and saying the extra money may not even go back to the right farmers.

Deluge continues across south-east Queensland as drought-stricken farmers hope for more

21:13 EDT

The sodden weekend across south-east Queensland has delivered some remarkable rainfall totals, with Noosa Heads on the state's Sunshine Coast recording almost half a metre of rain.