Lloyd Burch, son of education minister Joy Burch.
Youth mentoring organisation Menslink has been fined $2500 for allowing Education Minister Joy Burch's son, on bail for aggravated robbery at the time, into schools without a Working with Vulnerable People card.
Lloyd Burch, 21, visited Canberra high schools to talk to teenage boys last year with Menslink's Silence is Deadly program, which aims to reduce aimed at reducing youth suicide.
- A royal commission should be established to examine the impact on hundreds of children of being detained for long periods in immigration detention centres, a report prepared by the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry has recommended.
- A western Sydney man arrested over an alleged terrorism plot is a quiet nurse who never spoke about his religious beliefs to friends or colleagues at the removalist company where he worked.
- The largest block of land to be released at the Kingston Foreshore will go under the hammer next month.
- The newly appointed director of Canberra's Fringe Festival says the burlesque dancer who dressed as Hitler at last year's controversial event was embarrassed to return to the stage.
- Indonesian president Joko Widodo has vowed not to be swayed by "huge" pressure from other countries to stop the execution of drug felons on death row. Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop is calling on the Indonesian government to show the same mercy to the condemned Bali Nine pair as it is pursuing for Indonesian drug felons facing execution overseas.
- Treasurer Joe Hockey is defying suggestions he should be replaced by Malcolm Turnbull and has vowed to press ahead with unpopular budget measures or the budget will "never get to surplus".
Ita Vaea, centre, will make a Super Rugby comeback this Friday. Photo: Graham Tidy
He was told his rugby career was over and could have died during a rugby match but Ita Vaea says he will "never doubt myself" as he prepares to make a remarkable Super Rugby comeback during Friday night's season opener against the Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium.
It comes more than two years after scans found life-threatening blood clots on his heart and he was put on blood-thinning medication that limited his physical activity to walking around the block at "a granny's pace".
- The NRL has reopened its investigation into South Sydney's wild night in the US after discovering the alleged victim of an assault came to an agreement with Rabbitohs players John Sutton and Luke Burgess to have the charges dropped.
- ACT Brumbies chief executive Michael Jones has declared it is an "absolute certainty" that the organisation will be profitable from 2016 after landing the biggest major-sponsor deal in the club's history - and it could carry the bonus prize of a private jet.
- Australia captain Michael Clarke strengthened the expectation he will be ready for Saturday's World Cup opener against England by making 64 in a practice match against United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. But Ricky Ponting believes Michael Clarke should quit one-day international cricket after the World Cup and concentrate solely on prolonging his Test career.
9.30am: Traffic is affected by a police operation on Badimara St, Waramanga. We're chasing more on that.
7.29am: A two-car crash on Limestone Avenue in Ainslie has now been cleared.
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.
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Coming up: this weekend's National Multicultural Festival will result in some road closures in place from midnight on Wednesday. More here.
While you were sleeping there was an outrageously beautiful sunrise:
Rocker Suzi Quatro performs at the Canberra Theatre Centre tonight from 8pm as part of her last Australian tour.
Across the lake Canberra's Griffyn Ensemble will collaborate with international guest Hongyan Zhang to present Whitlam in China at the National Library of Australia from 7pm. The intriguing performance traces Gough Whitlam's 1971 visit to China and his influence on Chinese-Australian relations in celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival and Chinese New Year.
Rowan Brennan, a former Canberra Raiders player turned real estate director, said everything had been done "overboard" to create something special. Photo: Rohan Thomson
When the Farmhouse restaurant at Pialligo Estate opens on Friday night it'll be one more step in John Russell and Rowan Brennan's vision of a rural idyll close to the heart of Canberra.
The rustic-style restaurant features patios with big fireplaces, and outdoor private dining pavilions amid formal gardens created by acclaimed landscape designer Paul Bangay.
The restaurant is surrounded by vegetable market gardens, orchards filled with ornamental fruit trees and a vineyard - all of which produce food for a seasonal menu.
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Canberra Literary Tribe will present a one-off charity performance of Rapunzel to support Nicolette Suttor who, next month, will shave off her knee-length locks for the 2015 World's Greatest Shave. Photo: Jay Cronan
Today: It's set to be a rainy Thursday in Canberra with storms likely to develop in the afternoon or early evening, a forecast minimum of 16 degrees and a top of 25 degrees.
The rest of the week: Friday, shower or two - min 15, max 26; Saturday, shower or two - min 14, max 26; Sunday, shower or two - min 14, max 30; Monday, shower or two - min 16, max 29.