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Scientists predict weather will swing from drought to flooding rains as La Nina follows intense El Nino

Scientists predict weather will swing from drought to flooding rains as La Nina follows intense El Nino

ABC Rural By Catherine McAloon

Scientists are tipping this year's forecast El Nino will be closely followed by a reverse La Nina weather system, swinging conditions from drought to flooding rains in some parts of Australia.


There are predictions the coming El Nino, which typically brings hot and dry conditions to the country's east, could be one of the strongest ever recorded.

CSIRO principal research scientist Wenju Cai said the forecast El Nino was likely to be followed by a La Nina, bringing extreme wet weather in 2016.

"This kind of extreme El Nino event normally lasts until April, May, and then we will see the system switch to conditions that are developing towards a La Nina in, say, next June, July, August," Dr Cai said.

"El Nino and La Nina both peak at our summer season and that's why we will have floods in our summer (2016-2017)."

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Bursaries for Young Carers

Bursaries for Young Carers

Available now

Do you provide care and support to a family member or friend with an illness, disability, mental health illness, is frail aged or has an alcohol or other drug problem?

Are you aged 12–25 years?       Are you currently studying or wishing to return to study or training?


If so, you may be eligible to apply for a young carer bursary!

Some young carers are missing out on education or training because of the emotional and financial pressures they face. The Young Carer Bursary Programme provides financial assistance to help support young carers to complete or return to education while continuing their caring role. The Young Carer Bursary Programme will grant 333 bursaries at $3,000 each in 2016.  A bursary is similar to a grant. It is not a loan, and so does not need to be repaid. The money can be spent on whatever helps you with your education or training. If you are successful in your bursary application it will be up to you and your family to decide how best to use the money to help you with your education or training.

Who: Young carers, aged between 12–25 years old, who are currently studying or wishing to return to study or training are encouraged to apply.
When: Applications open on 18 August 2015 and close on 28 September 2015.

You can apply online today at www.bursaries.youngcarers.net.au 


You can also email ycbursaries@carersaustralia.com.au or ring 1800 756 238 for more info.
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Social Photos Now Available on the courier Website

Social Photos Now Available on the courier Website

Check out the latest Social Photos

Great selection of social photos on the Courier website for you to view.  

Australian Cotton Industry Awards

Magic Mike Premiere

Eulah Creek Vintage Machinery Day

Wean Races Go Back to 1915

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Rock Specks

Bellata Movie Night

Narrabri Hostess Ball

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Google Street View Trekker in NSW national parks

Google Street View Trekker in NSW national parks

Working in partnership with Google, NSW National Parks has captured imagery across 25 national parks using Google Street View Trekker. You can get a bird’s-eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.


NSW National Parks is the first Australian organisation to partner with Google as part of the Trekker Loan Program. Using a Google Street View trekker, we've visited 225 attractions and captured over 1100km of imagery. Some of our favourite highlights include:
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