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Australian Prognostic Chart - Thursday

Prognostic Chart

Thursday 22:00 EST

A trough will deepen over the eastern interior, causing patchy rain to develop over NSW and QLD. A trough and cold front will bring a colder change with showers to SA. Cool southerlies in the front's wake will bring showers to southern WA.

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17:22 EST

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15:53 EST

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has indicated he might be prepared to consider changes to improve the Federal Government's concessional loans scheme for drought-hit farmers.

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14:44 EST

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