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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Belconnen AGM stack accusation untrue: Libs

Mary Porter.

Noel Towell The Canberra Liberals have been accused of stacking Belconnen Community Council's annual general meeting on Tuesday night to gain control of the organisation.

Liberal move fails to hold in Belconnen Community Council

Noel Towell Control of the Belconnen Community Council has changed hands again after September's controversial election was declared invalid at a council meeting last night.

Retired brother from Belconnen charged with sex offences

Police siren with lights.

Noel Towell A retired Catholic brother living in in Belconnen has been charged with sex offences against two boys in the NSW Hunter region in the 1960 and 1970s.

Work begins on Belconnen bus lane

Noel Towell Work has started on Canberra's newest dedicated bus lane, part of the Civic to Belconnen run, but the government has had to accept design compromises on a new interchange to service the route.

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Engineer, firm face most serious charges yet under Australia's toughest workplace safety laws

Ben Catanzariti with his mother Kay.

Noel Towell A NSW maintenance engineer faces up to five years in jail and his bosses could be fined $3 million over the death of a young Canberra building worker two years ago.

Gold-plated? Not us, guv'nor, says DSS


Noel Towell The Department of Social Services has defended the $55 million budget for the fit-out of its new Tuggeranong building, saying the proposed spend is about right by recent public service standards.

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Canberra Services Club contemplates leaving shellshock corner

Noel Towell It's not an easy thing - walking away from seven decades of history for Canberra's military services community.

Green light given for Canberra water projects

The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberras other polluted waterways.

Noel Towell The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra's other polluted waterways.

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Welcome to Woe-den: tallest tower to empty as public service job cuts hit hub hard

The Lovett tower in Woden, current home to the federal environment and veteran's affairs departments.

Noel Towell, Meredith Clisby and Fleta Page Canberra’s tallest building, Woden’s Lovett Tower, is set to become a near-empty shell when hundreds of public service occupants move out in two years.

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Andrew Blyth, ACT business' new chief, will stir the possum with his views

Noel Towell Andrew Blyth is going to get under the skin of a few people in this town and looks like he's going to enjoy every minute of it.

ACTEW hoping review will clear murky waters

The wall at the Cotter Dam.

Noel Towell Water utility ACTEW hopes to silence its critics with an independent review of the ''value for money'' of the Cotter Dam and Googong pipeline projects.

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Treasury payouts used to cut $20m

Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson.

Noel Towell Treasury bureaucrats are being offered payouts of up to $134,000 to walk away from their jobs as the department resorts to redundancies to try to balance its budget.

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Abbott to move agency, but which one?

Opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Noel Towell Mystery surrounds the identity of the public service agency the Coalition has earmarked for relocation from Canberra to the NSW central coast.

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Anger at Defence cull of 14000 kangaroos

News,  Kangaroos on Mt Ainslie.  10 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Noel Towell The federal government has killed nearly 14,000 kangaroos on a military firing range near Canberra in the past four years.

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Library accused of omitting key charts from exhibition

Historian and author Peter Trickett in front of the National Library of Australia with a replica of a recently- acquired map that the National Library has excluded from the exhibition Mapping our World.

Noel Towell One local scholar said the ground-breaking Mapping Our World exhibition was actively concealing early chapters in the story of the mapping of this continent.

Probe on Woolies' Giralang claims

Woolworths are trying to meet a 'commonsense' outcome.

Noel Towell The ACT govt has called in its lawyers to look at allegations that it was misled by Woolworths

Terence Higgins takes dim view of Eureka rebels

Former ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Terence Higgins.

Noel Towell The rebels of the Eureka Stockade might have been in trouble if they had found themselves in Terence Higgins' court.

Liberals to swing PS axe, says Labor MP

Noel Towell Coalition has ''hit-list'' of senior public servants marked for the sack, according to Canberra Labor MP Andrew Leigh.

$600m ripped from PS budget

Treasurer Chris Bowen and Finance Minister Senator Penny Wong speak to the media after releasing the Economic Statement, at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 2 August 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Noel Towell and Judith Ireland The public service is expected to rip out $600 million a year from its budget for three years without forced redundancies, according to the federal government.

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War returns to Woolies site

The derelict Giralang shops.

Noel Towell Giralang supermarket row deepens amid claims the minister and the community were misled.