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Cloud ahead of a front is generating brisk showers over northern parts of TAS, with the odd shower over southern VIC and SA. Cloud behind this front is causing showers over southwestern WA. Cloud over east QLD and Arnhem Land with an onshore flow is a triggering light showers.

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Labor, Greens slam Agriculture White Paper for lack of strategic vision or climate change consideration

18:08 EST

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government "wants to back people who are prepared to back themselves", and that a newly released vision for Australian agriculture will do just that.

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16:22 EST

Queensland has had more than its share of severe flood events in recent years, yet despite authorities' repeated warnings, drivers have continued to cross flooded roadways.

Fog forces RFDS flight carrying patients to Perth to land on Rottnest Island

15:40 EST

A Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft has been forced to land on Rottnest Island with two patients on board because of the thick fog in Perth.