Wednesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms south of Port Stephens, clearing during the evening, then the chance of thunderstorms later tonight. Thursday: Southeast to northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres before dawn. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms, more frequent south of Norah Head. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the evening. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres.Issued Wed 16:23 EDT
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.