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12.34am GMT

The summer just gone was Australia’s wettest in four years, with official data showing there was above average rainfall as a cooling La Niña imposed itself across much of the continent.

The average temperature across the continent was slightly above average, representing a respite from the previous two summers that remain in the nation’s top two on record for heat.

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12.28am GMT

A Holocaust museum is set to be established in Tasmania, with the support of the state government, the federal treasurer says.

A privilege to join Holocaust survivors & parliamentary colleagues incl. Elise Archer to announce the establishment of a Tasmanian Holocaust Museum & education centre with the support of the Gutwein Govt.@BrianMitchellMP @WilkieMP @SenatorAbetz pic.twitter.com/RxubnWzUzs

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