Northwesterly 5/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then north to northeasterly 5/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly 10/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots near Tasman Island during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly 1.5/2 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 05:01 EST
07:24 EST The Federal Agriculture Minister rejects criticism from the Labor Opposition that the Government's drought assistance package is a 'failure'.