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Coastal erosion threat to Australian homes

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A quarter of a million homes in Australia could be uninhabitable by the end of this century, because of the dangers of coastal erosion and rising sea levels.

Some communities have already begun to demolish luxury homes which have been built on vulnerable coastlines.

Nick Bryant reports from Byron Bay on the north New South Wales coast.

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