Good morning Canberra and here's hoping the Budget didn't keep you up too late!
The nation's capital and more specifically, the House of Representatives, was the focus last night as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the Federal Budget and outlined what he will do with your tax dollars in the year ahead.
We are heading for a mostly sunny day today with a top temperature of 25 degrees, and just a 10 per cent chance of rain. Here's what's making headlines across Canberra today.
ACT roads win, but threat to APS jobs in re-election pitch
The Morrison government has made tax relief the centre of its re-election bid in a federal budget that courts regional voters with the promise of jobs moved from Canberra.
A pledge to deliver Australia's first surplus in 12 years, reduce Commonwealth debt, and cut tax for low and middle-income earners were the headline items in Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's first budget. Canberra won infrastructure spending as the Coalition opened government purses in its election pitch, but missed out on planned upgrades to Australia's rail infrastructure.
Doug Dingwall, Sally Whyte and Markus Mannheim were in the Tuesday's budget lock-up, and have the full story.
Spiegeltent rolls into town for weeks of circus, cabaret and camp
It's not really a tent in the true sense of the word but the quality of the entertainment is world-class.
Spiegeltent is Dutch for "mirror tent" and is a large travelling tent synonomous with bringing entertainment to the people.
Serena Coady provides a snapshot of what's to come for this great venue in the heart of Canberra, including cabaret, dance, circus acts and even nudity. Thank goodness we're still in autumn weather.
Canberra Tech Park revamp edges closer as land sale talks start
While the Academy of Interactive Entertainment has begun negotiations about the future of its northside school, the government has stated quite clearly that wants the old Watson buildings demolished to create a new-look Technology Park.
The buildings are old and tired and the government is in talks with AIE about a direct sale of the 5.74-hectare site.
Dan Jervis-Bardy examines the latest developments in the Tech Park deal.
Game on: Backbencher wants Canberra to develop esports strategy
Video games are huge, and esports are a significant part of the growth of that business, particularly across Asia.
Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson wants the ACT to get on board and develop a strategy to take a slice of an industry expected to be worth US$1.5 billion by 2020.
Finbar O'Mallon provides an insight into just how huge this international business is, and why the ACT needs to lure the pro players here.
Controversial Coombs apartment proposal to be revised
A proposed large apartment block for Coombs which was rejected as unsuitable for the area has been revised.
The site, on the corner of Arthur Blakeley Way and Colbung Street, had a cap of 40 dwellings but the first proposal from the developer had more than triple that number in apartments.
Residents are now waiting anxiously for the revised proposal. Andrew Browntalked to some of the locals about their views.