South Australian Infrared Satellite/Lightning
South Australia Satellite Notes
Patchy low cloud, mainly over southern parts of SA, is trapped under an area of high pressure, but isn't bringing any rain. Skies are clearer in the northeast in a drier air mass.
Agriculture Minister Joyce defends White Paper's drought loans, R&D spend and lack of inland rail plan
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.
Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.
Health experts say new research has found the Townsville Hospital in north Queensland set an Australian record in the number of patients treated in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi.