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Bright patchy cloud with a trough is triggering isolated showers and thunderstorms over WA. Patchy cloud over SA, NSW and VIC with a separate trough is producing showers and the odd thunderstorm. Low cloud along the east coast with onshore winds is causing the odd light shower.

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Sunset Strip residents plan open day to beat population drought

14:41 EDT

Residents of Sunset Strip southeast of Broken Hill are gearing up to host the town's first open day this weekend, aimed at pitching the lakeside settlement to prospective home buyers.

Tasmanian farmers describe the seasonal outlook as serious after a series of significant below average seasons

14:31 EDT

Three seasons of significantly below average rainfall across much of Tasmania has created a serious situation for farmers, according to the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA).

Aurora Australis puts on a show

11:14 EDT

The last few nights have brought a spectacular light show to Tasmania, southern Victoria and New Zealand, with the potential for more to come over the next few weeks.