Tegan Osborne: And that's it from us today.
Although it's looking very unlikely that either will be decided today.
We'll leave you with a recap of the top five 'most clicked' stories of the morning. It's a list which is, predictably, politics heavy.
Have a great day Canberra.
Episode one of Australia's version of The Bachelor aired last night and Pip Ross from Daily Life has given it a definite thumbs down.
Here's some of what she had to say.
"The reason for my lack of enthusiasm for The Bachelor is simply because the premise itself is so utterly tedious. 25 conventionally attractive women set against each other to compete for the affections of a sentient tub of hair gel?"
The Bachelor navigates the cocktail party on last night's premier.
A Queanbeyan man has been arrested after police allegedly found a loaded gun in his car, during a routine traffic stop in Phillip.
The man was pulled over by officers on Launceston Street at about 10.15pm last night.
Police say an illegal loaded firearm and a holster was found under the driver's seat.
The 32-year-old man was arrested and ACT Watch House where he later received bail.
He will be summonsed to the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date on firearms offences.
Weak US jobs data and strong Chinese trade figures, along with a decisive federal election outcome, have given the Australian dollar a boost.
The Aussie dollar was recently buying 0.9202 US dollars and 0.6987 Euro.
Monday, September 9
The Kayak Cameraman on the lake, September 9. Photo: Paul Jurak
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This is a bit bizarre...
Jittery royal protection officers have challenged Britain's Prince Andrew in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, as they stepped up security following a break-in.
Prince Andrew said on Sunday he had received an apology from police, after two armed officers approached him as he took an evening stroll on Wednesday.
Two days earlier, a man was arrested inside the palace in a major security breach. He had scaled a fence to get into the building in central London.
Prince Andrew 'grateful' for apology
Police have apologised to Prince Andrew after he was stopped by royal protection officers in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.PT0M40S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2terh 620 349 September 9, 2013
Australia's Mark Webber. Photo: Getty Images
Queanbeyan boy Mark Webber has taken a parting shot at Ferrari fans for jeering race winner and Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, after winning the first Italian Grand Prix podium place of his career in his last European race.
37-year-old Webber finished third behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and is retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the season to race for German manufacturer Porsche.
"I'm very happy to get a podium at Monza, one of the most famous ones in the world, up there with Monte Carlo and a few other signature events. Brilliant to experience that," Webber said.
"Sebastian won the race and the atmosphere was not completely correct. But, anyway, it's their choice."
Recapping the weather, it's going to be a partly cloudy day, with a top of 23 degrees.
Out here at Fyshwick the fog is just beginning to part after pea-souper that caused some delays at the airport this morning.
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Who will take the second ACT Senate seat? Seselja or Sheikh?
If you're just waking up this morning, counting on Sunday has put Liberal Zed Seselja ahead of Greens' Simon Sheikh in the race for thr second ACT Senate seat - but by the narrowest of margins.
Labor's Kate Lundy has held on to the other ACT seat in the Senate.
Liberal challenger Peter Hendy leads by a wafer-thin margin over Labor's Mike Kelly, as counting continues in the knife-edge seat of Eden-Monaro.
But the results for Fraser and Canberra are well and truly in.
Australian shares are expected to open modestly firmer as investors react to Tony Abbott’s election victory and moderate US employment growth.
Stephanie Anderson: A man will face ACT Magistrate’s Court this morning after allegedly committing an act of indecency against a woman in Red Hill over the weekend
Police were called to the inner south home around 9am on Sunday after the man, a foreign national and invited guest at the home, allegedly committed the offence in the woman's bedroom.
The 23-year-old will face ACT Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with one act of indecency without consent. Police will oppose bail.
We’ll bring you the full story later in the day.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told a US television interviewer there was no chemical attack against civilians, but if had happened, perhaps the rebels were responsible.
"He denied that he had anything to do with the attack, he denied that he knew, in fact, that there was a chemical attack," CBS News correspondent Charlie Rose said, describing on CBS's Face the Nation his interview with Assad in Damascus.
"He said there's not evidence yet to make a conclusive judgment."
Lebanese boys hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, during a demonstration against a possible military strike in Syria, in front of the United Nations headquarters, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sunday. Photo: AP
If you missed out on The X Factor top ten live show last night, Giles Hardie has got you covered.
Giles reckons Barry had a Barry, while Joelle didn’t rise to the occasion compared to the others who have been struggling until now.
Barry Southgate sings in the top ten of The X Factor
Labor's Bill Shorten leaves the ABC studios in Southbank on Sunday. Photo: Angela Wylie
Labor stalwart Simon Crean is backing former federal minister Bill Shorten to replace Kevin Rudd as leader of the ALP.
Mr Shorten says he’s genuinely undecided about standing for the leadership, but Mr Crean thinks he has what it takes, telling ABC radio Mr Shorten understands the broader movement, understands business, has an engaging style (and) has been bold in the policy reform area.
Mr Shorten, who is a Victorian right-wing power broker who’s held several senior portfolios, says he’ll have to consult his family before deciding whether to run.
Acting Labor leader and NSW left winger Anthony Albanese is another possible contender, but hasn’t said if he’s thinking about nominating.
Nova Peris. Photo: Glenn Campbell
Australia’s first female indigenous member of Parliament, Nova Peris, says she feels like she did when she won the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in 1998.
Counting yesterday had Labor with 32.40 per cent of the Senate votes for the Northern Territory, assuring it of a seat alongside the Country Liberals’ Nigel Scullion, who currently holds 42.13 of the vote.
Ms Peris says she’ll be challenged by working in opposition on both federal and Territory levels, but says her first priority in Canberra will be to surround herself with the right team.
Hours after Tony Abbott was elected prime minister promising hardline policy and immediate action on asylum seekers arriving by boat, authorities found a suspected people-smuggling vessel off Australia’s north coast.
The boat, carrying 88 passengers and two crew, was spotted by a border patrol aircraft northwest of Darwin on Sunday.
A Customs vessel went to assist the boat and those on board are being transferred to Christmas Island for assessment.
It is the first boat to be intercepted by Australian authorities since the coalition’s election victory on Saturday.
Electoral officials around the country will continue counting preferences for the 2013 poll today, but the final result is still some days away.
The coalition is on track to hold at least 86 seats in the 150-seat parliament, the Australian Electoral Commission calculates, with Labor keeping 57 seats.
Four seats are still too close to call, including Fairfax in Queensland which could be taken by businessman Clive Palmer and the Victorian seat of Indi where independent Cathy McGowan might still oust Liberal Sophie Mirabella.
Stephanie Anderson: The fog is lifting across the capital, but there are still a few delays in and out of Canberra Airport this morning.
Virgin’s 8.20am arrival from Brisbane is also delayed by around 15 minutes, while Qantas flights from Sydney due in at 8.15am and 8.25am are also reporting slight delays.
Stephanie Anderson: Labor is on the hunt for a new party leader, but recently re-elected member Andrew Leigh is staying quiet on his pick to replace Kevin Rudd.
The Member for Fraser hasn’t thrown his support behind any of the likely candidates such as former federal minister Bill Shorten, Anthony Albanese or Chris Bowen, stating he wasn’t “that fussed” about who took on the role.
“We need to put that infighting behind us and unite behind a leader,” he said.
“I’m much more relaxed about who that person is than how we operate as a team.”
Meanwhile, Labor stalwart Simon Crean has thrown his support behind Mr Shorten to replace Mr Rudd as leader of the ALP.
Mr Shorten told ABC Radio this morning that he’s ‘‘genuinely undecided’’ about standing for the leadership, but Mr Crean thinks he has what it takes.
The decision is expected to be made within the coming days.
Andrew Leigh speaks with supporters. Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Raiders have ending a season from hell with a 38-18 home loss to a below strength Cronulla.
It capped a season that had as highlights the sacking of star players Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson and of coach David Furner.
"It's been a long year, the last couple of months have felt like a lifetime,'' Raiders skipper Terry Campese said after the game.
Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks
Raiders player Joel Thompson. Photo: Melissa Adams
Zed Seselja Photo: Rohan Thomson
Stephanie Anderson: Zed Seselja has edged ahead in the fight for the ACT’s second Senate spot, but the Liberal candidate isn’t prepared to claim victory just yet.
Speaking on 2CC Radio this morning, the former ACT Liberal leader said he wasn’t taking anything for granted.
“But in the end, the Greens have gone backwards pretty significantly at this stage,” he said.
“Labor has gone backwards very significantly. I suspect that once pre-polls go on, that we will sit roughly where we were.”
The quota to win one of the ACT’s two Senate seats is set at a third of the vote. At the close of counting by the Australian Electoral Commission on Sunday, Labor had 34.29 per cent, followed by the Liberal Party on 32.09 per cent and the Greens on 20.45 per cent.
You can read the full story on the race for the Senate here while counting continues.
You might have missed this announcement over the weekend.
Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Buenos Aires chose the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the Games in 1964, over Istanbul, after Madrid was dramatically eliminated following a first-round tie with the Turkish city.
Japan has overcome fears about radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant to land the 2020 edition of the world's biggest sporting event.
Tokyo wins 2020 Olympics bid
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Taking our eye off election news for a moment, Rove McManus and his wife Tasma Walton have confirmed they are expecting their first child.
The couple announced the news while in Toronto to attend the international premiere of Mystery Road at the Toronto Film Festival.
Tasma Walton and husbane Rove McManus on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: Supplied
Stephanie Anderson: There’s very little that’s sweet about politics, but it seems some Labor supporters in Sydney were doing their best over the weekend.
Did anyone spot any Abbott baked goods?
Did you take part in the Canberra Times Fun Run yesterday? We've got some great photos in our extensive gallery, check them out here, or click through below.
Canberra Times Fun Run 2013
Marcus Leopoldo wins the 5km Run. Photo: Jeffrey Chan
Stephanie Anderson: It’s a bit of a pea souper here in Canberra this morning, but it looks like travellers have escaped the fog with only a few disruptions.
The majority of departures from Canberra Airport are to schedule, however the 8am Qantas flight to Sydney and the 8.50am Virgin flight to Brisbane are running 15 minutes and 30 minutes late respectively.
Virgin is also reporting that its flight due to arrive in Canberra from Brisbane is running 30 minutes behind schedule, while Qantas also has slight delays of up to a half hour to its 7.35am and 8.35am arrivals from Sydney.
We’ll keep you up to date with any more reported delays this morning.
Eden-Monaro's Mike Kelly. Photo: Katherine Griffiths
Tegan Osborne: With 80 per cent of the vote and 83 of 84 polling places counted, Eden-Monaro is still very much undecided.
On a two-candidate preferred basis, the race between Labor and the Liberals is looking incredibly close.
Liberal candidate Peter Hendy is sitting on 50.17 per cent, while Labor MP Mike Kelly has secured 49.83 per cent.
There's just 0.34 per cent difference.
Mr Hendy has secured 45.14 per cent of the primary vote, and Dr Kelly has secured 39.27 per cent.
Greens candidate Catherine Moore has 7.23 per cent and Dean Lynch from the Palmer United Party has 5.37 per cent.
Taking a quick look at the weather, we're in for a partly cloudy day, with a top of 23 degrees.
The forecast for the days ahead:
Tuesday: 5C, 23C. Partly cloudy.The chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday: 4C, 15C. Mostly sunny.
Thursday: 2C, 17C. Mostly sunny.
Friday: 2C, 17C. Cloudy, isolated showers.
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Liberal Zed Seselja has an increased chance of winning the ACT’s second Senate spot after further counting of votes on Sunday. But the Greens believe counting later in the week of below-the-line votes will strongly favour Simon Sheikh.
Labor’s primary vote has fallen by 6.5 per cent, with about 60 per cent of the vote counted.
The quota to win one of the ACT’s two Senate seats is set at a third of the vote.
At the close of counting by the Australian Electoral Commission on Sunday, Labor had 34.29 per cent, followed by the Liberal Party on 32.09 per cent and the Greens on 20.45 per cent.
However, the Greens will benefit from preferences from most of the other minor parties.
The Greens say 40 per cent of their Senate vote was cast as below-the-line votes and will show up as a boost for the party in counting from Wednesday.
Zed Seselja talks with supporters at the Liberal party at the Hotel Realm on election night. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Tegan Osborne: Good morning Canberra - welcome to our live news blog on this Monday morning.
What a massive weekend it was! We've got a new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has given away the Labor leadership and there's still some uncertainty over who will fill the seats in the ACT Senate.
Counting on Sunday put Liberal Zed Seselja ahead of Greens' Simon Sheikh - we'll have the latest for you on that shortly.
As for the local seats, we'll have the latest on Eden-Monaro - however the results for Fraser and Canberra are well and truly in.
Labor has held onto its seats with Andrew Leigh and Gai Brodtmann both winning their seats back easily on Saturday.
Enough politics - we'll also have a full weather wrap for you shortly, as well as all the local breaking news out of the capital.