Detectives questioned local tennis figures last week about which matches could be fixed in the first round of the Australian Open, only days before an explosive report was released that threatened to expose festering corruption in the sport.
The news comes almost a decade since world No.1 Novak Djokovic knocked back a £110,000 bribe to throw a match, but the 28-year-old insists he has no knowledge of match fixing still being prevalent at the top level.
- In other news, the owner of two Woden sushi shops has been fined $41,000 for serious health safety breaches.
Embattled ACT Minister Joy Burch will make an announcement on her future this morning. She resigned as police minister late last year.
Woolworths will either sell or shut down its struggling hardware chain Masters, putting an end to the supermarket giant's disastrous foray into the home improvement market. Meanwhile, the futures of Canberra's only Masters store at Majura Park and the five Home Timber and Hardware stores in the ACT and Queanbeyan will remain uncertain for at least two months.
- The ACT Government's discussion paper on reinvigorating Northbourne Avenue and the city centre could not have been better timed, Canberra CBD Ltd chief executive, Jane Easthope said.
- A Belconnen couple has been banned from owning animals for five years after being convicted of animal cruelty charges described as abhorrent and appalling.
- More than 1200 retired Uniting Church ministers have been kicked off the age pension or had their payments slashed after being caught up in a government crackdown on former public servants claiming welfare payment.
- To sport ... it was the full Kyrgios package as the Aussie won his first round match. Having successfully seen off Pablo, he now plays ... Pablo.
- Chris Gayle signed off his Big Bash League season, and perhaps his Australian career, in devastating fashion on Monday night by blasting a half-century at world-record pace.
Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema is making its way to Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.
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.
Today: Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Min 13, max 34.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Min 18, max 33.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Min 18, max 33.