Some good news to start the day: The federal bureaucracy is expanding its graduate ranks after last year's intake dropped to the lowest level in a decade.
Almost all of the Australian Public Service's 10 biggest employers have hired more grads for the coming year than in 2015, when the Abbott government's tight limits on recruitment were still in place.
- Meanwhile, the protracted and controversial legal battle over the construction of a new mosque in Gungahlin is finally over, after anti-Islamic opponents signalled they would not pursue a High Court appeal.
- Chief Minister Andrew Barr will push ahead with a reshuffle of his frontbench this month, as police continue to investigate minister Joy Burch's office.
- Also, medical students have continued to complain about sexual harassment and bullying in Canberra hospitals. They complaints have prompted representatives to call for cultural reform.
- Supermarket giant Coles is under pressure to move eggs off its warm shelves in a bid to protect shoppers from salmonella, matching the practice being rolled out by its main competitor.
- Businessman, winemaker and yachtsman Bob Oatley AO has died of illness, aged 87. Mr Oatley was the owner of Wild Oats XI and died on Sunday morning.
- Now to sport. Canberra junior Aaron Ayre's Big Bash debut was swamped and overshadowed by the Chris Gayle saga, the fireworks in front of 43,000 fans and one of the strangest run-outs in cricket history.
- Tennis ACT has a long-term goal of having home-town hero Nick Kyrgios headlining a major tournament in Canberra, but they'll need some corporate support for it to happen.
The National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy these summer school holidays with free activities inspired by Sideshow Alley for families to enjoy together. Until 24 Jan.
The Ainslie Arts Centre is hosting a week-long music workshop for girls aged between 10 and 17 years. More info here.
School holidays at the AIS means you can choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer and Tennis Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program. Until 29 Jan.
See the year's best cartoons in Behind the Lines 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.
Bruce Petty: Touch or click through for editorial cartoons.
Today: Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Min 15, max 35.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then shifting easterly in the evening. Min 15, max 35.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then shifting easterly in the evening. Min 18, max 36.