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National weather forecast for Monday December 6
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National weather forecast for Monday December 6

December 6: Patchy rain and storms over the NT, the northern tropics and central-east QLD.

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Storms hit SE Queensland with more to come
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Storms hit SE Queensland with more to come

Wild winds and golf ball sized hail have battered south-east Queensland.

Flood continues in New South Wales and Queensland
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Flood continues in New South Wales and Queensland

Flood warnings remain in place for parts of New South Wales and Queensland.

National weather forecast for Sunday December 5
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National weather forecast for Sunday December 5

National weather forecast for Sunday December 5.

Monty the koala is blind in one eye but new facility offers hope of return to the wild

Monty the koala is blind in one eye but new facility offers hope of return to the wild

Monty the koala, who has chlamydia and is blind in one eye, is the first patient at a new western Sydney rehab centre. While it’s uncertain whether he will regain sight, his caretakers remain hopeful.

  • by Laura Chung
IVF coral spawns for first time, paving way for Great Barrier Reef repair

IVF coral spawns for first time, paving way for Great Barrier Reef repair

Replanted corals at Queensland’s Heron Island grown from spawn collected in 2016 and planted on damaged corals have spawned - proving a trial to repair damaged coral could work on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • by Tony Moore
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National weather forecast for Saturday December 4
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National weather forecast for Saturday December 4

Saturday December 4: A look at the forecast around the country for the weekend.

Flood levels expected to rise in Queensland
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Flood levels expected to rise in Queensland

Flood levels are expected to continue rising in Queensland today.

Uncovered: the mysterious journey of the short-finned eel

Uncovered: the mysterious journey of the short-finned eel

It’s the first time anywhere in the world that an eel migration has been tracked from the freshwater river, where they spend years maturing, to the oceans, where they go to spawn and die.

  • by Miki Perkins
Pristine Illawarra coastal reserve given protected status

Pristine Illawarra coastal reserve given protected status

The eight-kilometre stretch of coastline contains small tracts of rainforest, wetlands and two beloved surf beaches.

  • by Laura Chung
Exmouth port developer confident project can go ahead despite new protections, marine park

Exmouth port developer confident project can go ahead despite new protections, marine park

A new marine park, which would be jointly managed with the Nganhurra Thanardi Garrbu Aboriginal Corporation, will also run adjacent to a salt mining proposal by the German chemical company K+S.

  • by Peter de Kruijff