Sydney could record its driest September in more than 130 years, as temperatures climb into the 30s over the weekend. A maximum temperature of 33 degrees is forecast for Saturday and 31 degrees on Sunday, following Friday's maximum of 28 degrees - well above the average maximum temperature for September of 20 degrees. "It's quite exceptional heat for this time of year," said Graeme Brittain, a meteorologist at Weatherzone.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed he wasÂ assaulted by a same sex marriage campaigner in Hobart. Mr Abbott told Sky News he suffered minor injuries after he was headbutted. A spokesman for Mr Abbott told AAP the incident occurred while he was walking in the street. "He didn't have a blood nose or break his nose or anything like that," the spokesman said, who refusedÂ to elaborate on the incident or injuries.
Is Tony Abbott afraid of his former chief of staff, Peta Credlin? That's what Ms Credlin jokingly suggested at the end of their interview on Sky News' Jones & Co Tuesday night. After her co-host Alan Jones observed it had taken a long time to entice the former prime minister onto the show, Ms Credlin said: "I think he was scared of me." However, Mr Abbott was not afraid of attacking the Turnbull government's energy policy, while describing climate change as "very much a third order issue".
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Selecting a term
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