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Bright cloud with a strong cold front over eastern VIC is generating gusty cool showers and the odd thunderstorm. Speckled cloud in the wake of this system is generating gusty cold showers over TAS and western VIC. Thick cloud with a trough over WA is producing showers.

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Young and in drought: why farmers and young entrepreneurs stay on in regional and remote Australia

14:07 EST

There's rarely a time when the world's driest continent is not faced with a drought.

Australian Ski resorts going under cover

13:02 EST

Australia's ski resorts are finally becoming covered by fresh, natural snow, a result of the first decent cold blast in a few weeks.

Insurers may be 'named and shamed' over delays in storm payouts

11:36 EST

Hunter Valley residents say there is a growing divide between those who have received insurance payouts, and those still fighting for money, 10 weeks after the deadly April super storm hit the region.