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National weather forecast for Saturday, October 31
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National weather forecast for Saturday, October 31

Saturday, October 31: Brisbane, showers and storms likely at 31 degrees. Sydney, rain and a possible storm with 22 degrees today. Melbourne, a shower or two at 18 degrees.

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Matt Kean added 202,000ha of national parks. Now he wants another 200,000ha
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Matt Kean added 202,000ha of national parks. Now he wants another 200,000ha

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the new addition of land on Friday afternoon was the largest single boost to national parks since 2005.

  • by Nick O'Malley
National weather forecast for Friday, October 30
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National weather forecast for Friday, October 30

Friday, October 30: Brisbane to expect a sunny day with a top of 31 degrees. A late shower or two for Sydney, 22 degrees the top. Canberra, showers and a possible storm, 21. Melbourne, a shower or two and a top of 20 degrees.

The suburbs hardest hit by Sydney's lengthening storm season
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The suburbs hardest hit by Sydney's lengthening storm season

The Hills, upper north shore and Sutherland districts were the regions hardest hit by storms last year, as an insurance expert warns suburban homeowners are not prepared.

  • by Mary Ward
Gold Coast home struck by lightning
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Gold Coast home struck by lightning

A Gold Coast home has been struck by lightning as wild weather swept through Queensland’s south-east.

Supreme court halts controversial roadworks for three weeks
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Supreme court halts controversial roadworks for three weeks

Controversial Western Highway roadworks have been halted for a further three weeks after a Victorian Supreme Court hearing was told Djab Wurrung traditional owners believed the removal of culturally-significant trees would contravene the Aboriginal Heritage Act and human rights laws.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Huge swell pounds Portugal
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Huge swell pounds Portugal

Hurricane Epsilon is causing huge waves to pound the coast of Portugal at Nazare.

National weather forecast for Thursday, October 29
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National weather forecast for Thursday, October 29

Thursday, October 20: Brisbane can expect more showers and possible storms, 30 degrees. A lot of rain headed for Sydney, up to 35 millimetres today. Cloudy in Canberra, 19 degrees. Late showers for Melbourne. Partly cloudy in Hobart, 17.

Second day of wild weather in south-east Queensland
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Second day of wild weather in south-east Queensland

Homes are still without power across south-east Queensland after a second day of wild weather lashed parts of the state.

Net-zero emissions drive puts Australian industry on notice
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Net-zero emissions drive puts Australian industry on notice

Australia can seize the opportunity or be left behind.

  • by Llewelyn Hughes
Queensland’s south-east drenched by severe storm
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Queensland’s south-east drenched by severe storm

Queensland’s south-east has been hit by hail and heavy rain as a supercell rolled through.