Victorian Visible Satellite/Lightning
Victoria Satellite Notes
A band of cloud spread across central and eastern VIC with a trough is producing a few showers and a band of light rain. Patchier cloud in the west with another trough is producing showers and the odd thunderstorms, mainly for the coast and ranges.
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.