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The SES says the flooding event in the NSW town of Forbes is "unique", urging residents to leave with the Lachlan River expected to reach 10.6 metres today.
The Western Bulldogs move into the grand final for the first time since 1961 after beating GWS by six points in the game of the season.
Sydney FC goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and wife Kristy are nursing son Harley towards what they hope will be a life-saving liver transplant.
With the Sharks heading to their first grand final in 19 years, the team's colours are everywhere in Cronulla.
As some residents of Forbes start packing up and leaving their homes, long-time local Jean Coffey vows to stay put after living through decades of flooding.
As Michael Clarke makes his return to club cricket in Sydney this weekend, a handful of former big names also dust off their gear for another season too. For them, it's not about the headlines, other motivations play a bigger role.