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Newcastle Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|July 2015 Average||6.9||-0.4||16.6||-1.2|
|Jul 1998-2014 Average||7.3||17.8|
|Jul 1998-2014 Highest||14.0||31st 2010||24.5||31st 2014|
|Jul 1998-2014 Lowest||1.2||12th 2002||10.8||28th 2008|
|July 2015 Total||15 0.0||0 day(s)|
|Jul 1998-2014 Average Total||60.7||11.3 day(s)|
|Jul 1998-2014 Wettest Total||203.9||2011|
|Jul 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||56.8||22nd 2011|
|Jul 1998-2014 Driest Total||6.6||2003|
|Jan-Jul 2015 Total||839.2||86 day(s)|
|Jan-Jul 1998-2014 Average Total||745.9||81.3 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
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.
The Federal Government has released the long awaited , which it had promised to deliver within 12 months of the 2013 election.
Farm groups have welcomed the Federal Government's plan for Australia's agricultural future, particularly tax reforms and changes to Farm Management Deposits (FMD).