Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday July 31
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Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday July 31

Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am: email us, tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

And that's a wrap fro the morning blog.

Thanks to everyone who got involved this morning.

Enjoy the fine weather before a cold snap passes over the ACT tomorrow morning.

Have a wonderful day!

The Abbott government revealed details this week of what will constitute work-for-the-dole activities under its proposed regime, saying the activities will be designed to help job seekers ''give something back to the community''.

But the types of jobs it has in mind - landscaping jobs, repair work on community halls, and working in Salvation Army centres - may be exactly the same as court-ordered community service placements.

Firefighters are still working to extinguishing to mulch fire at Oaks Estate.

ACT Rural Fire Service is now assisting ACT Fire & Rescue and two more appliances have been requested to extinguish the fire.

The fire is under control, but not out.

The estimated size of the mulch fire remains at approximately 20 x 20 metres and three metres high.

Firefighters are separating the pile of mulch to get to the seed of the fire.

The wide-ranging suppression order was published on the group's website on Wednesday and was quickly shared on websites including Twitter and Google+.

Fairfax Media's report of Wikileaks' action created a strong response on social media, and was shared thousands of times within minutes of the exclusive report's publication.

It is against the law for Australian media organisations to publish the contents of the suppression order.

Media lawyer Peter Bartlett, from Minter Ellison, said anyone who tweets a link to the Wikileaks report, posts it on Facebook, or shares it in any way online could also face charges.

Julian Assange, Wikileaks publisher, described the Victorian Supreme Court suppression order as 'unprecedented'.

Julian Assange, Wikileaks publisher, described the Victorian Supreme Court suppression order as 'unprecedented'.

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Athletics Australia President David Grace QC released a statement condemning Hollingsworth for the fact he said anything, for what he said about Pearson in particular, and for the timing of what he said.

Grace said Hollingsworth had defied specific instruction from chief executive Dallas O’Brien in choosing to issue a media release through a public relations advisor.

He has been suspended without pay by AA pending further action when the board can meet to consider the matter.

Here's Kevin Pietersen's reaction to the news Canberra will host the Big Bash League final.

Firefighters were called to the Hawdon Street property in Ainslie about 6.45am after a fire started in the front room on the fibro house.

Police arrived at the house about 7am and found 32 cannabis plants and hydropnic equipment inside a room.

The plants and hydroponic equipment was seized along with transformers, leads, irrigation and lighting.

ACT Policing North District Superintendent Brett Kidner said the hydroponic equipment was "highly likely to have been the cause" of the fire.

The haul from the cannabis grow house in Ainslie.

The haul from the cannabis grow house in Ainslie.

Photo: ACT Policing

The now infamous "punch" has drawn the spotlight on a confusing web involving Miranda Kerr, Justin Bieber (of childhood fame and general brat behaviour), Orlando Bloom, and former Australian power-couple James and Erica Packer.

Footage from the Daily Mail captures the alleged incident, in which Bloom (sans blonde plaited locks) approaches Bieber from across the crowded restaurant, before attempting to throw a punch.

Orlando Bloom: alleged to have thrown a punch at Justin Bieber.

Orlando Bloom: alleged to have thrown a punch at Justin Bieber.

Photo: Reuters
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A national memorial service to honour the 38 Australian residents who died when their Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine will be held in Melbourne, August 7.

And the Prime Minister has rejected Russian calls for a second UN Security Council resolution on MH17 because he suspects "ulterior motives" in an interview on Thursday with Fairfax Radio 3AW.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott admits he is unsure if the bodies of Australians killed in the MH17 disaster will be brought home.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott admits he is unsure if the bodies of Australians killed in the MH17 disaster will be brought home.

Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

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