Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud associated with a pair of troughs are generating areas of rain over northern TAS and southern VIC, and showers and thunder over southeast SA. Cloud over coastal QLD and southwest WA in moist onshore winds is causing a few showers. Skies are clearer elsewhere due to a high.
Getting out of bed would have been difficult for many Sydneysiders over the past five mornings as the Harbour City shivered through its coldest stretch since 2010.
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.
Labor, Greens slam Agriculture White Paper for lack of strategic vision or climate change consideration
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.