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Canberra mornings: February 15, 2016

Today's top stories

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull endured a rocky first sitting fortnight for the 2016 parliamentary year.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull endured a rocky first sitting fortnight for the 2016 parliamentary year. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

A summer marred by ministerial crises and the prospect of a higher GST has taken the shine off the Turnbull government, sending the Coalition's share of the vote below that achieved by Tony Abbott at the 2013 election

Road closures

9.19am: An ACT Emergency Services spokesman said there's nothing major happening at that Hazmat incident on Hoskins and Lysaght Streets in Mitchell and police say there's no impact on traffic. Of course, if you know differently, tweet us @canberratimes.

9.03am: There's a Hazmat incident on Hoskins and Lysaght Streets in Mitchell. Watch out if you're in the area!

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 on at Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.

See 2015's best political cartoons at the Behind the Lines exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Today's Pat Campbell

Canberra Times editorial cartoon

Touch or click through for more Pat Campbell.

Weather

Today: Cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle in the morning. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Min 14, Max 29.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Min 12, Max 27.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Min 10, Max 26.