Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership has been rocked by a political earthquake overnight.
The first backbencher calling for the PM to resign has emerged from the woodwork. Liberal MP Dennis Jensen is the first MP to publicly call on Mr Abbott to step aside.
The call comes after weeks of leadership speculation and rising panic on the government backbench about the Coalition's dire position.
Queensland backbencher Warren Entsch said he supported a party room ballot as soon as next week when parliament sits for the first time in 2015 - but he stopped short of calling on the prime minister to resign.
Meanwhile, deputy Julie Bishop has told her cabinet colleagues she will not challenge for the leadership.
According to some internal estimates, as many as 30 MPs have indicated their desire for a leadership change.
- Tuesday morning the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory had been dumped. This morning Adam Giles has retained leadership after refusing to resign.
- The ACT government is considering its options to sell Canberra's street lights and take advantage of a federal government $5 billion asset recycling payment scheme.
- Canberrans face some of the longest waits for urgent appointments with GPs in Australia, with only 58.3 per cent of patients able to see a doctor within four hours.
- The nation's spies will finish moving into the new Australian Security Intelligence Organisation headquarters by the middle of 2015 - two years after the $700 million building was opened.
- Treasurer Joe Hockey has tipped further interest rate cuts after the Reserve Bank of Australia dropped the cash rate to a record low of 2.25 per cent - the first cut since August, 2013. It's a welcome move for many Canberrans, but not enough to improve the ACT's sluggish economy..
- Police are investigating whether a father deliberately crashed a car, killing his wife and two sons and leaving a third son orphaned.
Retired Australian tennis players Todd Woodbridge and Wally Masur at the new Tennis ACT facility in Canberra. Photo: Jamila Toderas
Wally Masur had his first tennis lesson at Lyneham as an eight-year-old.
Now he wants to lead the Australian Davis Cup team in a tie at the redeveloped Canberra Tennis Centre.
The first Australian to play Davis Cup tennis - and the first to become captain - has also tipped Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios as two or three years away from reaching his best.
- Australian golden girl Sally Pearson's sole focus is reclaiming the world championship crown she lost two years ago. She will step out on to the AIS Track for the Canberra Track Classic on Saturday - the scene of her one loss to Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen last year.
- Canberra's Jason Behrendorff, the premier bowler of the Big Bash League with the Perth Scorchers, has been ruled out for the rest of the summer with a stress fracture in his back.
- Novak Djokovic doesn't see the dominance of the so-called "big four" ending anytime soon.
There has been a collision at the intersection of Athlon Drive and Barr Smith Avenue at Bonython. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.
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Hit TV comedy Mother and Son will be transported to the stage today.
Long suffering second son Arthur Beare is hoping for the chance to pursue a little fling with his new flame, Anita. However, his philandering brother, Robert, and manipulative mother, Maggie, have other plans.
Mother and Son opens at the Canberra Theatre Centre this afternoon at 1.30pm and is showing until February 28.
Canberra's first Night Noodle Markets will tantalise tastebuds from the end of February.
Now residents can look forward to sampling Asian street food from Brisbane, Melbourne and home during the markets.
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An aerial view of the ASIO building. Photo: Jay Cronan.
Today: It will be a partly cloudy Wednesday in Canberra with a forecast minimum of 8 degrees and a top of 25 degrees. Light winds will pick up in the afternoon. There's a slight chance of showers, so worth packing the umbrella just in case.
The rest of the week: Thursday, partly cloudy - min 11, max 23; Friday, mostly sunny - min 9, max 26; Saturday, mostly sunny - min 11, max 29; Sunday, sunny - min 13 max 33;