West to northwesterly about 10 knots, briefly tending west to southwesterly for a period during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly about 10 knots. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots.Issued Tue 16:40 EST
17:25 EST Farmers say Australia urgently needs a new national plan for drought, after Agriculture Department figures reveal less than half the funds allocated for Commonwealth concessional loans schemes .