Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud across the southeast with a powerful cold front is generating showers, heavy at times in VIC and TAS. Low cloud in the south with brisk onshore winds are bringing scattered showers to SA. Skies are clearer over inland parts of the nation under a broad high pressure system.
A new drought co-ordinator says the next round of drought concessional loans are 'on the cusp' of reopening and funding boosts will be announced for a list of service providers.
Chartering flights to outback races and getting city folk to enjoy some bush hospitality is one innovative approach to fundraising being adopted by a community group in parched western Queensland.
Tasmanian Police are urging drivers to be selective about where they travel today, with snow falling again to about 100 metres in the state's south and 400 metres in the north.