Thursday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres. Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Patchy fog late in the morning with reduced visibility. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly 10/20 knots in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: North to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres in the far east. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres in the far west. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 16:21 EST
16:24 EST The Federal Agriculture Minister rejects criticism from the Labor Opposition that the Government's drought assistance package is a 'failure'.