Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres south of Cape Byron during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots tending easterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres before dawn. Outlook Sunday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Fri 04:10 EDT
08:03 EDT The state opposition has accused the government of using federal drought policy to mask cost cutting measures.