Thursday: Southerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the eastern bay in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the far north. Friday: Southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending southeasterly in the evening then tending southerly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots shifting easterly during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre.Issued Thu 15:50 EST
16:24 EST The Federal Agriculture Minister rejects criticism from the Labor Opposition that the Government's drought assistance package is a 'failure'.