Australia news live updates: Peter Bol defends his innocence after failing a doping test

LIVE – Updated at 06:37 Follow the day’s updates live.   06:37 A grass fire burning in the Hume Highway near Jugiong, New South Wales

has prompted a watch and act warning. Residents are being urged to prepare and keep up to date with the latest NSW RFS information.   06:25 And

with that last post, I am going to pass you on to Caitlin Cassidy, who will walk you through the afternoon’s news. Thank you so much for spending the morning with me – a

pleasure as always.   06:25 Wet and stormy weather alert for NSW and NT The Bureau of Meteorology is warning communities in New South Wales and the

Northern Territory to brace for a downpour this afternoon. Friends in the Top End: And northern New South Wales:   06:24 Eden Gillespie

Dugong, not crocodile, spotted at North Stradbroke Island: acting premier Queensland’s acting premier Steven Miles has confirmed that an animal spotted at North

Stradbroke Island on Friday morning was not a crocodile but “a dugong”. Miles said rangers are continuing to investigate but have confirmed video footage taken on Friday

morning “shows a much less dangerous dugong.” It comes after traditional owner and local business owner, Mark Jones, reported a crocodile sighting on Wednesday at Myora

Springs on North Stradbroke Island, also known as Minjerribah.