Canberra Mornings Live: Wednesday July 26
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Canberra Mornings Live: Wednesday July 26

One last post before we actually go...

A woman has been taken to hospital following a crash in Gungahlin this morning.

Emergency crews were called to the two car collision at Hibberson and Hinder Streets shortly before 8.45am.

An ESA spokesman said ambulance officers treated one female for minor injuries before transporting her to Clavary Hospital.

An ACT Policing spokeswoman said the crash had spread a significant amount of debris on the roads and urged drivers to avoid the area.

That's all for today Canberra. We'll be back tomorrow from 6.30am.

We'll leave you with this bizarre story from India, where a TV journalist has defended the decision to use a flood victim as a perch to report on deadly Indian disaster. Watch the video below.

The other big headlines this morning?

Independent federal MP Rob Oakeshott, the member for Lyne for the past five years, is retiring from politics.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will be given a stern lecture today to respect the public service rather then treat it like ''the enemy'', when outgoing ACT Liberal Gary Humphries gives his valedictory speech.

What is usually a two-hour trip from Canberra to Batemans Bay will take motorists more than four hours due to flooding and a land slip on the most common routes between the capital and the coast.

And the ACT opposition has used parliamentary privilege to raise concerns about the process used to award the tender to own and operate Skywhale.

Drivers are being urged to avoid using Flemington Road following two accidents this morning.

Crews are still cleaning up after a four car collision near Randwick Road.

An ACT Policing spokeswoman said the crash, called in at 8.30am, is still blocking several lanes and traffic is being diverted into the bus lane. Delays are expected.

A later two car collision at the intersection of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, reported at 8.40am, has already been cleared.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Wagga Wagga and extradited to the ACT, to face attempted robbery and theft charges from February.

Police say the man entered the Dickson Coles Express service station on February 25, threatening staff and demanding cash. He then allegedly made off with property from the store, but was arrested a short time later.

The man had been bailed to appear in ACT Magistrates Court to face the charges, but failed to do so when required.  

On Tuesday afternoon he was arrested by NSW police and extradited to the ACT.

He will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

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Mums and dads listen up - this one is important.

As of July 1, the criteria for children to be considered ‘fully immunised’ will be expanded to include two meningitis vaccines.

'Fully immunised’ status is currently required to receive government benefits, and to provide kids with maximum available meningitis protection.

The new required vaccines are for meningococcal C andpneumococcal vaccines, and offer protection against two of the bacterial causes of meningitis.

Today's cartoon by David Pope.

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Harrison Craig.

Harrison Craig.

Photo: Danielle Smith

If you're a fan of The Voice, hold onto your seat.

This year's winner Harrison Craig is coming to Canberra (I can hear the tweens screaming with excitement already...)

Craig will make an appearance at Westfield Woden next Wednesday July 3, in Centre Court at 3pm.

He's currently out and about to promote his debut album More Than A Dream, which was released yesterday.

Fans will get the chance to hear him perform and get autographs when he comes to Canberra.

Drivers have escaped injury in a four car collision outside Exhibiton Park this morning.

An ESA spokesman confirmed ambulance officers had not been called to the crash on Flemington Road near Randwick Road.

The accident, first reported at 8.30am, is blocking several lanes and traffic is being diverted into the bus lane. Delays are expected.

Ambulance crews have been called to the scene of an additional crash in Gungahlin.

An ESA spokesman said officers were at the two car collision at Hibberson and Hinder Streets, called in shortly before 8.45am, but could provide no further information on injuries.

We’ll bring you more information as it comes to hand.

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The US is furious that Russia won't hand over intelligence whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden who is hiding in the Moscow airport terminal.

So what does Russian president Vladimir Putin have to say? “It’s like shearing a pig – lots of screams, but little wool."

Authorities are at the scene of a four car collision outside Exhibiton Park.

Police were called to the scene of the crash on Flemington Road near Randwick Road around 8.30am.

An ACT Policing spokeswoman said the crash was blocking several lanes and traffic was being diverted into the bus lane. Delays are expected.

Crews are also at the scene of an additional crash in Gungahlin.

The two car collision at Hibberson and Hinder Streets was called in shortly before 8.45am.

An ACT Policing spokeswoman said the crash had spread a significant amount of debris on the roads and urged drivers to avoid the area.

We’ll bring you more information as it comes to hand.