Wednesday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east in the evening. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the far east. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres. Thursday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the west. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres in the west. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15/25 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the far east in the evening.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.