Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Michele Mossop
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has taken to his official YouTube channel to ramp up the rhetoric, and flag a possible national security crackdown.
Referencing the Sydney siege, he said people who might be a threat to Australia have been getting "the benefit of the doubt" for too long.
"There's been the benefit of the doubt at our borders, the benefit of the doubt for residency, the benefit of the doubt for citizenship and the benefit of the doubt at Centrelink," he said.
- Danish police have killed a man in shootout after two fatal attacks in Copenhagen.
- Prime Minister Tony Abbott has admitted he made a "terrible mistake" by losing touch with the concerns of government backbenchers before last week's leadership spill.
- The six judges who handed down the death penalty to the Bali nine pair on death row offered to give them a lighter sentence in exchange for money, the men's Indonesian legal team alleges.
- A Canberra court has confirmed a $4.6 million payout for a law student left quadriplegic after an accident while skylarking during a university outing.
- A young Canadian woman who was asleep without a seatbelt on when a truck crashed into the back of her van has died in Canberra Hospital overnight.
Manuka Oval has ramped up security in preparation for the Cricket World Cup, positioning guards on the field 24 hours a day to protect the pitch in the build-up to the first match on Wednesday.
Security guards are being used to prevent intruders from ruining the playing surface as part of a risk-management strategy and ICC anti-corruption measures.
- ACT Brumbies flyer Jesse Mogg is on the verge of a surprise comeback more than a month earlier than expectedand the former Wallabies fullback hopes a renewed love of rugby can help him recapture his best form.
- Canberra Capitals' veteran Carly Wilson is still in shock over the club's sudden end to the WNBL season, but she's determined to return next season and has backed guard Jess Bibby to pull the jersey back on next season and break the WNBL games record.
- World's best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is among a handful of up and coming stars who will kick-start Bangladesh's Cricket World Cup campaign at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
- South Africa received a few alarming jolts before a world record fifth-wicket one-day international partnershipbetween David Miller and J.P. Duminy salvaged the match
- Read all the Cricket World Cup news here.
Update 9.30am: The collision on Parkes Way between Edinburgh Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue has been cleared and lanes have been reopened.
8.46am: Avoid Parkes Way. Traffic is heavy in the area after a car and a motorbike collided on Parkes Way between Edinburgh Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. Police said they believe there is one injury. One lane is blocked on the way from the city to Belconnen.
8.35am: Police said there has been a collision on Parkes Way, west bound just before the on ramp to Commonwealth Avenue bridge. Avoid the area if possible.
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The speed limit of a section of Baldwin Drive in Kaleen between Ginninderra Drive and the southern end of Maribyrnong has been changed from 80 km/hr to 60 km/hr in line with the rest of Baldwin drive.
ACT Parks Conservation Service will start using specially trained rabbit detection dogs at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary to help control the bunnies from tomorrow.
Amina Alhassan, 21, with her brother Muhammad, 14, at the National Multicultural Festival in Civic. Photo: Matt Bedford
Tens of thousands of people of all walks of life converged on the city centre for the 19th annual National Multicultural Festival on Saturday.
Balloons, beers and beef sticks kept punters entertained, as Hawaiian music and Sri Lankan cuisine went cheek by jowl.
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Birmingham pigeon breeder Charlie Diedo at home in Narrabundah. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Today: There is a possible shower or storm expected today in the afternoon or evening. The forecast is for a minimum is 12 degrees and its top 30 degrees.
The rest of the week: Tuesday, shower or two - min 16, max 31; Wednesday, possible shower - min 15, max 29; Thursday, partly cloudy - min 15, max 28; Friday, shower or two - min 15, max 26.