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Cloud running along the NSW coast with a cold front is bringing a burst of showers, mostly light. Patchy cloud over SA, TAS and VIC in cold air is only causing the odd light, drizzly shower. Cloud crossing southwest WA with a cold front is bringing a few showers.

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Hughenden students find their green thumbs in kitchen garden despite the drought

15:30 EST

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

15:29 EST

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.

Farmers want more Federal Government enticements to insure crops against natural disasters

12:17 EST

Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.