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Drought-hit towns anxiously await Federal economic stimulus package

07:56 EDT

Hopes have been raised in drought-stricken towns that the Federal Government is on the cusp of delivering a stimulus package, with local mayors urging a generous spend.

#buyfromthebush calls on city consumers to keep small-town shops open during drought

06:26 EDT

When Grace Brennan called on people in the city to support regional businesses, she never expected the campaign to take off the way it has.

Tasmanian cattle farmers fear 'catastrophic' floods as farms inundated by too much water

06:20 EDT

Farmers in Tasmania's far north-west are being forced to halve their stock numbers at least once every year due to flood issues that are plaguing their properties.