Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud running along the NSW coast with a cold front is bringing some light drizzly showers. Patchy cloud over SA, TAS and VIC in cold air is only causing the odd shower. Cloud crossing southwestern parts of WA with a cold front is bringing areas of light rain.
There have been a few hiccups along the way but the school garden at St Francis' Primary School in Hughenden continues to grow despite the on-going drought.
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 farmers 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.