North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: Northerly 15/25 knots tending northwesterly during the day then tending west to southwesterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly 2/2.5 metres.Issued Fri 05:10 EST
07:24 EST The Federal Agriculture Minister rejects criticism from the Labor Opposition that the Government's drought assistance package is a 'failure'.