Well, hello Friday!
You have made it to the end of the working week, but I hope you remembered your brolly. Heavy rain is forecast today, in fact half a month's worth of rain is predicted to fall over the next two days.
Expect up to 25mm today and another 20mm on Saturday. Sunday is tipped to be sunny and dry with a top of 17 degrees, so keep your outdoor fun for the end of the weekend.
Lucky on this wet day, there's plenty of news to read.
ACT short-changed by the federal budget
Labor's Andrew Leigh says Canberra has been short-changed by the federal budget. Photo: Louise Kennerley
In Melbourne they said Sydney was being spoilt rotten. In Sydney they felt the federal budget was nation building.
But, in terms of funding, Canberra looks to be stuck in the slow lane.
Police are calling it one of Australia's biggest white collar fraud investigations
ATO Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston will be charged over the alleged fraud. Photo: Rob Homer
Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Tax Office Michael Cranston allegedly tried to pressure colleagues to cut a deal with his son after learning he was the subject of a $165 million tax fraud investigation.
Among the items seized as proceeds of crime were 25 motor vehicles, including luxury cars and racing cars, 12 motorbikes, 18 residential properties, two aircraft, $1 million from a safe deposit box, firearms, jewellery, bottles of Grange wine and artworks.
'Flawed' pokies scheme overstates money returned to community
Photo: Quentin Jones
New research is accusing Canberra clubs of not giving enough pokies profits back to the community.
The Monash University found the ACT's scheme, which requires clubs to give 8 per cent of poker machine profits to community groups, to be deeply flawed, opaque and misleading.
A wet day to Walk Safely to School
Macquarie Primary School students Amber Hnatiuk, Sahara Waiariki-Wilson, Katilin and Samuel Baker and Finn Crombie, and Manaia and Jai Waiariki-Wilson with father Wayne Wilson. Photo: Emily Baker
A national step towards better health. Today is National Walk Safety to School Day and students across the country will be hot-footing it in before the bell rings.
ACT students have a downpour to contend with - let's hope it doesn't put a dampener on the day.
Dad's working too much
Geoff Beckett and his two year old daughter Gemelu. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong
A new ANU study has found a third of Australian children believe their dads work too much. The unique study compared both the child's and their father's opinion on work life balance.