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Cloud from northern Australia to eastern VIC in a trough is triggering showers & storms in eastern NT, QLD, NSW and VIC. Low cloud building over SA, TAS and western parts of VIC with a cold front is producing gusty showers. A high pressure ridge is keeping skies over WA clear.

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Century-old church unlikely to be rebuilt after wild storms in central Queensland

15:12 EDT

A central Queensland priest said he has been left devastated after wild storms blew a 110-year-old church off its stumps in the small town of Duaringa on Sunday night.

Weather Bureau confirms the driest spring on record for Tasmania

14:45 EDT

The weather bureau says spring in Tasmania was the driest on record.

Grain growers lead a slump in rural confidence to 12 month low

13:34 EDT

Rural confidence has slumped to a 12 month low as farmers brace for a hot dry summer, according to Rabobank's latest survey.