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Hi There! I am Alinta from Adelaide city, capital of South Australia. I am a 25-year-old girl and student of MBA studies, staying with my family in Adelaide city. Apart from this, I am a junk food lover and backpacker, love to explore the new place and enjoy my city, Adelaide. In my free time, I like to write blogs and share my experience with all through my blogs. If you want to know more related updates about Adelaide city, then you can explore my profile for related updates.

Alinta Smith (@bromptondiaries) How rain downpours affected Australia's eastern states after drought, heatwaves and fires. Parts of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales have experienced some of the worst flooding in years as severe rain downpours washed over eastern Australia.

How rain downpours affected Australia's eastern states after drought, heatwaves and fires

For states that have battled through months to years of intense drought, high temperatures and the recent bushfire crisis, the inundation has brought a welcome reprieve. More water has rained down on David Buckley's farm in three weeks than in the past year. Since January, 220mm has fallen on his 89-hectare property, 220km north-west of Brisbane, giving him and his neighbours hope. It has come as a relief to many in Queensland's farming community, with more than two-thirds of the state in the grip of a drought.

But they know more is needed to break the dry spell. Mr Buckley has watched friends and neighbours pack up and sell off their farms over the past two years, as their dried-out land crippled their income. Heavy rain and hail incoming Video Player is loading. Beginning of dialog window. End of dialog window. Reunited Melbourne family among coronavirus evacuees grateful to be back in Australia. Updated about 7 hours agoMon 10 Feb 2020, 11:41pm There was more than one reason for a Melbourne family to make sure they secured seats on the evacuation flight from the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan to Darwin.

Reunited Melbourne family among coronavirus evacuees grateful to be back in Australia

Key points: The Melbourne family were separated as cities in China went into lockdownThey were among more than 250 Australians on the evacuation plane to DarwinEvacuees in the quarantine centre in Howard Springs say they're grateful to be back in Australia. Prince William and Catherine expected to tour bushfire-ravaged parts of Australia - Politics. Updated about an hour agoTue 11 Feb 2020, 5:13am The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to travel to Australia to visit towns ravaged by bushfires.

Prince William and Catherine expected to tour bushfire-ravaged parts of Australia - Politics

Key points: Scott Morrison is expected to formally write to Kensington Palace this weekThe itinerary for the proposed trip is unclear at this stageThe Duke and Duchess last visited Australia in 2014 The ABC understands Kensington Palace has been in discussions with the Federal Government about the trip. While no dates have been confirmed, sources say the Prime Minister is expected to formally write to the Palace with a proposed program later this week. It is not yet known which states the Royal couple will visit. Recently the Duke and Duchess sent their condolences to Australians affected by fires through a message on social media.

Bill Shorten calls for $1.5bn illegal robodebt payments to be refunded – politics live. I mean, the reality is that if this, just without over complicating it.

Bill Shorten calls for $1.5bn illegal robodebt payments to be refunded – politics live

Robodebt was introduced by the government. They would assess whether or not a Centrelink recipient was entitled to a payment. It doesn’t take into account sometimes people are unemployed and people are employed. This is farmers, students, single mums and pensioners. They have relied on a computer generated program and we have said it was an unfair program, but what I’ve discovered in the last few months and now the courts have established, it is illegal. In other words, the government didn’t have the power to just rely on a computer program without checking it before they sent the letter of demand out to vulnerable Australians.

North Sydney named Australia’s top ‘smart city’ in new ranking. Australia’s top-performing local government areas or “smart cities” are overwhelmingly in affluent and highly populated urban neighbourhoods, with Sydney leading the way, a new report has found.

North Sydney named Australia’s top ‘smart city’ in new ranking

More than a quarter of Australians are living in these areas, according to the Smart Cities Down Under report, which assessed 180 local government areas out of 563 and found a clear regional disparity between city and country. NSW led the way, taking out a third of the places in the top 60 council areas ranked by the new Queensland University of Technology report.

The top six spots were all in Sydney’s north shore. North Sydney was named the winner, followed by Willoughby, Mosman, Waverley, Lane Cove and Ku-ring-gai. Top 20 local government areas top 20 The report categorised council areas into three groups of 60: leading, following, and developing neighbourhoods. “It’s critical. Two other key factors that raised a council’s “smart city” prospects was governance and policies. Bushfires and coronavirus twin disasters hit Australia's tourism sector. Updated about 7 hours agoMon 10 Feb 2020, 11:12pm Jason Cronshaw runs bus tours in the iconic New South Wales Blue Mountains and normally has six hop-on, hop-off buses on the road over December and January, but not this summer.

Bushfires and coronavirus twin disasters hit Australia's tourism sector

Key points: Of the 9.3 million tourists that visited Australia last year, 1.4 million were from ChinaChinese tourism operators are concerned businesses may shut if the coronavirus outbreak continues for monthsSmall businesses in bushfire-affected areas have lost income and stood down casual staff "During some of those days we only ran one bus and that was really just to try and ensure we were still out there servicing the people that were coming out, but we really were running on very few people," Mr Cronshaw said. His family has run the Fantastic Aussie Tours business for more than four decades.