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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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.

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.

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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Canberra Costco to open petrol station

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Fleta Page and Noel Towell Canberra petrol could soon get considerably cheaper with Costco to open a petrol station next to its Majura Park store.

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Britain's Douglas Haig Fellowship rides into battle in defence of their man

The ACT Government has been asked to reconsider the name of Haig Park in light of the British Field Marshall’s blood-soaked reputation.

Noel Towell The debate over the name of Haig Park in Canberra’s inner-north has gone international.

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Sex offender has parole hearing a week before facing court on murder charge

Noel Towell and Michael Inman Parole hearing just days before trial.

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

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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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Psychologist Philip Pocock's anti-gay crusade hits a legal hurdle

Philip Pocock

Noel Towell A Canberra psychologist has lost his legal bid for the freedom to call for the criminalisation of gay sex and to legalise discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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.

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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Godwin Grech gives $2000 to SIDS and Kids appeal

Godwin Grech.

Noel Towell The ex-Treasury man is back in the limelight for a good cause.

Woolworths battle goes to High Court

The derelict Giralang shops.

Noel Towell The battle over a planned Woolworths supermarket at a local shopping complex in Belconnen will go to the highest court in the land.

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No more free parking for Canberra public servants

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Noel Towell The era of free car parking for public servants in Canberra is over, no matter the part of the city in which they work.

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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.

Australian Tax Office set to quit regional offices

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Noel Towell The tax Office looks set to walk away from its presence in regional Australia.

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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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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.