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#DidYouKnow lightning is never mentioned in a weather forecast?⚑️
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Why? It's pretty simple, Meteorologists can't pinpoint exactly where and when lightning will strike, or how intense it will be. But they can forecast the chance of a thunderstorm.
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πŸ“· ATSB Will Mallinson
#perth #westernaustralia #perthcity #igperth #perthgram #thisiswa #lightning #thunderstorm #thunder #storm

Prince Harry helped swat away some flies in #Dubbo πŸ˜‚
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#PrinceHarry #RoyalFamily #RoyalVisitAustralia #MeghanMarkle #Australia #flies #Straya

Waiting for the #weekend like… πŸ‘€
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πŸ“· @lgphotos99
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#relatable #Australia #bird #birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #birb #birding #wildlifephotography #Queensland

Abortion has just been legalised in #Queensland after historic vote in Parliament βœ…
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The laws mean abortion will be available at up to 22 weeks' gestation with advice of two medical practitioners
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πŸ“·: AAP
#vote #makinghistory #QLD #politics

This five-year-old boy in #Dubbo somehow got past security and went straight in for what many of us have dreamed of: a stroke of #PrinceHarry's famous ginger beard!
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Meghan wasn't left out either β€” she got a big hug too β™₯️
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#royals #royalfamily #harryandmeghan #meghanmarkle #royalvisitaustralia #newsouthwales

"We wanted to come help."
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Army #veterans who have served in some of the toughest wars in history are finding purpose again by helping #drought-affected farmers in #Queensland.
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πŸ“· Aneeta Bhole
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#Australia #army #PTSD #goodnews

Hundreds of people queued for hours outside the Sydney Opera House from dawn this morning to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple.️ Here’s what else the couple got up to today.
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#royalcouple #meghanmarkle #sydney #royalvisit #royalbaby #koala #australia

Remember this #cockatoo, which was found dishevelled after last week's storms in #Queensland?
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We have some good news ➑️ The #bird, named Lazarus, was taken in by dairy farmer Damien Tessmann.
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"Each day, I've opened the aviary door and brought Lazarus out onto the lawn to see what he'd do. [Monday] afternoon, he got airborne and was away."
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#birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #Qldweather #goodnews

#BREAKINGNEWS: Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting a #baby!
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According to the announcement from Kensington Palace, the baby is due in the "#spring of 2019", #autumn in the southern hemisphere
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πŸ“·: @kensingtonroyal
#princeharry #duchessofsussex #pregnancy #maternity #royals

All 🌈 over #uluru. What an incredible snap by Gareth Aver πŸ™Œ
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#northernterritory #onlyinthent #australiagram #ig_australia #NTaustralia #instacolor

An island off #WesternAustralia's north coast is seeing its ecosystem recreated as it existed pre-European settlement 🌴
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#DirkHartogIsland is one of Australia's oldest historical sites and is home to one of the world's largest ecological #restoration projects, which aims to return the isle to what it was before Dutch explorers first landed there in 1616
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Pests such as feral cats have been removed from the island, and native species are being reintroduced
#thisiswa #islandlife #ig_australia #wildlife #turtle

Meet Magic and Sphen, Sydney #Aquarium's first same-sex #penguin parents πŸ§πŸ’žπŸ§
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The pair were given a foster egg and staff say the two are showing signs they'll be "amazing parents"
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πŸ“·: @sealifesydneyaquarium
#rainbowfamilies #lgbt #penguinsofinstagram

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