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Cloud is streaming across SA and western VIC due to a mid-level trough is bringing very little rain. Cloud over WA with a frontal system will cause rain to develop. Low cloud near the QLD coast in moist onshore winds is causing the odd shower.

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Grantham floods inquiry: Former quarry owner Denis Wagner gives evidence

14:09 EST

The owner of a quarry which allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 Grantham flood says a safety bund appeared to be man made and may have been built without his knowledge.

Significant winter drink for southwest WA

13:54 EST

Rain in southwestern parts of Western Australia has provided some places with the best drink in over a year, but more is yet to come.

Tropical cyclone could form near Solomon Islands this week but poses no threat to Queensland, BoM says

09:38 EST

Queensland forecasters monitoring a low near the Solomon Islands that could become a tropical cyclone later this week say it is unlikely to threaten the state.