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The remains of a buried vintage car sit in a drought-affected property located in the Goolhi area on the outskirts of the north-western New South Wales town of Gunnedah, Australia, on October 3, 2019. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared the ongoing drought through the Murray Darling Basin to be the worst on record, with current conditions now exceeding the Federation Drought (1895-1903), the WWII drought (1937-1947) and the Millennium drought (1997-2009). The Federal and NSW Governments announced a new drought emergency funding plan on Sunday 13 October, with $1billion to go to water infrastructure for rural and regional communities impacted by the devastating drought in NSW. The plan will include a $650m upgrade of Wyangala Dam in the NSW central west and a $480m new Dungowan Dam near Tamworth. However, critics of the plan are calling for more immediate solutions.

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about absolute disaster people. In that spirit each night during the 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:


Cartwheeling Orlando Man Attempts to Evade Arrest

A 40-year-old man who was allegedly blocking traffic in Orlando, Florida, by doing gymnastics in the road was caught on video on Tuesday, July 21, attempting to evade arrest by cartwheeling away from police. This video, shared by Olivier Francois, shows the man in the path of a truck at a Wawa in Orlando.

Car number plate goes viral as people spot rude message it creates in the mirror

Splashing out on a personalised car number plate requires getting creative to make the most of the limited options at your disposal. Whether you go with your own initials, the acronym of your favourite football team or just something you like the look of, a lot of thought usually goes into the decision.

Be sure to tune in each night at 10pm if you want to play along.