Troughs are generating showers and storms about the NSW ranges and in southwest WA. A high is keeping SA, TAS and VIC generally dry and calm. Onshore winds and showers for the QLD coast. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian is causing heavy rain about the Gulf of Carpentaria.
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.