Australia news live: ‘there’s nothing functioning’, Kimberley shire president says as Derby joins Broome cut off by record floods

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The Fitzroy River has swollen to 50km in width in some parts as more communities wait for the flood peak. Follow the day’s news live

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No tsunami threat from Vanuatu earthquake

The bureau of meteorology says there is no tsunami threat from the earthquake near Vanuatu.

Two top US senators urged president Joe Biden not to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, warning it would diminish US national security given the vessels are ‘scarce’.

The intervention confirms the US is under pressure not to sell its submarines before Australia is able to build its own as part of the Aukus alliance – meaning it could be decades before Australia gains nuclear submarines.

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