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Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS). Based upon the UK Met Office Unified Model system. ACCESS G is the global numerical forecast model operated by the BoM. It is run twice daily (00Z and 12Z) and provides forecast data out to 240 hours with a horizontal resolution of 80km and 50 vertical levels.

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Drought worries grow in Victoria, South Australia with some areas having lowest rainfall on record

17:22 EST

Rainfall totals are the lowest on record over the past year for parts of western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, weather forecasters are warning.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce 'takes on board' concern that farmers are struggling to access drought loans

15:53 EST

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has indicated he might be prepared to consider changes to improve the Federal Government's concessional loans scheme for drought-hit farmers.

Labor, Greens slam Agriculture White Paper for lack of strategic vision or climate change consideration

14:44 EST

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government "wants to back people who are prepared to back themselves", and that a newly released vision for Australian agriculture will do just that.