ACT News

Canberra mornings: February 10, 2016

Today's top stories

The Turnbull government is preparing to privatise a swath of government payments in a bid to drag the Commonwealth's under-funded and outdated payment delivery systems into the digital age.

Road closures

The ACT government has announced a series of traffic and public transport changes to cater for the National Multicultural Festival this weekend.

  • Between Friday and Sunday, the city bus station will be closed to create space for the festival. The bus station will be relocated to platforms 10 and 12 on Northbourne Avenue and two stops on London Circuit.
  • Additional nightrider bus services will also transport festival attendees in central Canberra, Tuggeranong, Woden, Belconnen or Gungahlin. 

If you see any accidents or have any info on the morning commute, let us know whenever it is safe to do so: morningblog@canberratimes.com.au or tweet us @canberratimes

What's on today

Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema is making its way to Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.

Dawn French's new show Thirty Million Minutes, based on her life and career, will begin at the Canberra Theatre. More info here

Australian War Memorial will host a curator led tour of the Reality in Flames exhibition and look at artistic response to the Second World War. Entry is free and begins at 12pm. 

See the year's best cartoons in Behind the Lines 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Today's David Pope

Canberra Times editorial cartoon

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Weather

Today: Sunny. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon. Max 33.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High chance of showers in the afternoon and early evening, with the chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Min 15, max 31.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High  chance of showers in the afternoon and evening, with the chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds. Min 15, Max 31.