Hope of a break buoyed by summer rains

AFTER a horror lead-in to Christmas and the New Year for hundreds of communities from central Queensland to eastern Victoria thanks to unprecedented bushfire events, recent significant rainfall in northern Queensland might just provide a glimpse of hope for a break in dry conditions across the broader eastern seaboard.

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Recent summer rains have provided some confidence for pastoral areas.

Already faced with the dire prospect of entering their fourth full year of drought conditions, Queensland pastoralist and graziers were then confronted with the earliest ever start to catastrophic

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