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Dust storm engulfs parts of SA, Victoria and NSW as weather bureau warns of damaging winds

18:58 EDT

An intense dust storm is sweeping through a huge area of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, reducing visibility and prompting a warning to drivers on outback roads.

Dust storm sweeping over SA, NSW and VIC

15:08 EDT

A large dust storm is sweeping over parts of South Australia, Victoria and NSW this afternoon.

Dubbo fish kill won't be the last as drought, fire raise extinction risk, ecologists warn

15:05 EDT

A renowned angler says a mass fish kill in the parched Macquarie River in New South Wales this week left the waterway looking like "tomato soup." Tens of thousands of fish of all sizes and species are estimated to have perished near Dubbo, in the state's west, after much-needed rain washed sediment into the river, causing dissolved oxygen levels to drop rapidly.