Wednesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far east. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Thursday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northerly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the far east. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the far west during the morning.Issued Wed 16:50 EDT
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.