Ben O'Bryan, Michael Romei and dog Lulu at their duplex home in Yarralumla. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Like many other couples in the ACT, Michael Romei and Ben O'Bryan are facing the prospect of watching their beautiful Yarralumla home be demolished due to Mr Fluffy asbestos.
But there's a big difference between them and the more than 1000 affected households: Mr Fluffy insulation was never pumped into their home.
In what will be a test case for the ACT, the couple are seeking to have their home, which is one side of a two-storey duplex, saved from demolition.
- ACT politicians could be in line for a second big raise as the ACT Remuneration Tribunal begins a review of the salaries and loadings paid to Legislative Assembly members and senior public servants.
- Cabinet ministers are adamant Joe Hockey's job is safe. But Malcolm Turnbull was approached about the Treasury portfolio even before Monday's Liberal leadership spill.
- The ACT Labor Party has united against former chief minister Jon Stanhope's attempt to rekindle debate on selling the Labor clubs - nor has Mr Stanhope won friends among federal colleagues with his backing of self-government for Norfolk Island.
- Chief Minister Andrew Barr has conceded a new Canberra convention centre, if it is built, might bear little resemblance to the UFO-inspired plans released by the government this week.
- The ACT's former Bullet Train for Canberra party is ready to drive innovative ideas like medical marijuana farms and cut our public servants some slack as the LIKE Canberra Party.
- A man police suspect was a mastermind of the Bali Nine drug importation is living a life of luxury in Sydney while Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran await the firing squad in Bali.
Brumbies player Ben Alexander will fight for a place in the Wallabies starting front row. Photo: Graham Tidy
ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says he will fight to win back his place in the Wallabies starting front row and will use the Super Rugby season as a springboard for his World Cup ambitions.
But Alexander will shelve his Test plans to pursue his goal of adding to the Brumbies' legacy as he sets his sights on winning a Super Rugby title.
Alexander will become just the eighth Brumby to play 100 games for the club when he runs out against the Queensland Reds in the season opener on Friday night.
- A boozy night out in a northern Arizona bar ended with blood dripping from a bouncer's head while South Sydney Rabbitohs captain John Sutton and teammate Luke Burgess, both the worse for wear, sat handcuffed on the side of the road.
- ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is impressed with how code hopper Karmichael Hunt has begun his Super Rugby career, but he's not convinced the former NRL and AFL footballer has what it takes to be a Wallaby.
- Canberra Capitals captain and star Abby Bishop is expecting to take her game to another level in the do-or-die, final-round WNBL clash at the AIS Arena on Friday night.
- Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington says he's determined not to let his game fall back into a conservative rut ahead of a likely comeback against the Newcastle Knights at Queanbeyan's Seiffert Oval next week.
9.46: AVOID: We are getting reports of a crash at the Glenlock interchange in lanes heading towards the city from Belconnen:
9.38: The intersection of Isabella Drive and Ashley Drive at Isabella Plains has now reopened. One male patient - the motorcyclist - has been transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
9.35: Avoid Parkes Way if possible - there's been a crash:
Minor collison Parkes Way east bound near the City. Traffic is building up expect delays. — ACTPol_Traffic (@ACTPol_Traffic) February 10, 2015
9.00am: There has been a crash between a car and a motorbike at the roundabout intersection of Isabella Drive and Ashley Drive in Isabella Plains:
2 vehicle collision at intersection of Isabella Dr/Ashley Dr Isabella Plains. Emergency Services on site. Avoid the area — ACTPol_Traffic (@ACTPol_Traffic) February 10, 2015
There will be partial lane closures for road resurfacing works at the intersection of Limestone Avenue, Wakefield Avenue and Majura Avenue in Braddon between 7pm and 6am from today until Thursday.
Meanwhile, Gundaroo Drive will be closed between Gungahlin Drive and Ginn Street/Nari Street until Wednesday, February 11 between 8pm and 5am.
If you are stuck in traffic or have any info, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @canberratimes
Coming up: this weekend's National Multicultural Festival will result in some road closures in place from midnight on Wednesday. More here.
King of Triple J's Hottest 100 Chet Faker will perform the Canberra leg of his national tour at the National Convention Centre tonight from 7.30pm.
In a full night of entertainment, stage show Sweet Charity opens at Canberra Theatre Centre tonight. The hit Broadway musical will take centrestage until February 21.
ACT My Kitchen Rules contestants Gina and Anna Petridis. Photo: Jamila Toderas
For the second season in a row, the Canberra contestants on My Kitchen Rules have been the first to be eliminated.
Mother-daughter duo Gina and Anna Petridis were in the first group of budding cooks on the Prime7 reality show.
Tuesday night's episode saw Anna and Gina host judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel and the other contestants - who were eager to see whether the women could live up to their own hype.
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Katrina McDonald captured this photograph of barrel clouds on the NSW south coast.
Today: It's set to be partly cloudy in Canberra on Wednesday with a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon or early evening, a forecast minimum of 16 degrees and a top of 31 degrees.
The rest of the week: Thursday, a shower or two - min 16, max 26; Friday, shower or two - min 15, max 27; Saturday, shower or two - min 14, max 28; Sunday, possible shower - min 15, max 31.