Good Morning Canberra,
Grab your brollie, we're looking at a 95 per cent chance of rain today, likely between 15mm and 20mm, and a maximum temperature of 26 degrees in the capital.
A busy week continues with both the federal parliament and ACT legislative assembly sitting and plenty of non-political happenings to keep us busy and you informed.
To the news at hand:
'They're angels to us': Canberra dad recalls his family's beach rescue
Kevin and William Nash, 16, who helped rescue Anuar Medina and three of his children, (L-R) Freja, 9, Francis, 11, and Francesca who almost drowned at the South Coast last week. Photo: Rohan Thomson
Canberra dad Anuar Medina has described Canberra father and son Kevin and William Nash - as "angels to us" after the pair, led by 16-year-old William, rescued him and three of his children on the south coast last week.
Mr Medina had been in the water with his daughter when he went back ashore with his wife before he heard the children screaming and he ran back to the ocean. "I didn't shout for help, I thought it's not too deep; I can manage to rescue the children," Mr Medina said.
Inquest into Steven Freeman's death adjourned
Inquest: Steven Freeman. Photo: Supplied
After another day of detailed questioning about the Alexander Maconochie Centre's methadone program, the judge has adjourned hearings into Freeman's death.
On the stand was the doctor who prescribed Mr Freeman methadone, who said no care plan had been prepared for Mr Freeman after his first methadone appointment.
Snowy Hydro 2.0 creates a rush for real estate in the mountains
Lorraine Wysman said one property sold without an inspection. Photo: Jay Cronan
Since Malcolm Turnbull announced a potential $2 billion expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme, speculators have been targeting the tiny southern NSW town of Talbingo.
Tumut real estate agent Lorraine Wysman has sold nearly as many properties in the town since Thursday as she normally does in a year.
Tension rising in the Federal Liberal ranks over 18C
Nick Xenophon Team senators Skye Kakoschke-Moore, Nick Xenophon and Stirling Griff have the power to block changes to section 18C. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
A fierce and long-running internal debate over Section 18C of the Race Discrimination Act is expected to come to a head at Coalition party room meeting in Canberra on Tuesday.
A push to weaken Australia's race hate laws has ignited tensions inside the Turnbull government despite the changes having little chance of passing Parliament.
The ACT Liberals to push for 'no jab, no play' laws in Canberra
The Canberra Liberals have called on the Barr government to implement 'no jab, no play' laws. Photo: Getty Images
Canberra Liberal Elizabeth Kikkert will call on the Barr government to support 'no jab, no play laws' when the ACT parliament sits on Tuesday.
Currently, ACT children do not need to be immunised to attend daycare, however, if an outbreak occurs, unvaccinated children have to stay home until the danger has passed.