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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Bosses tell triangle public servants they're on their own with parking fees

Noel Towell No help from above for thousands of bureaucrats.

Exile on Childers Street for 'excess' Treasury public servants

The Treasury Building in Parkes on King Edward Terrace.

Noel Towell The 35 public servants who have lost their jobs at Treasury have been sent into offices in Civic.

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Push to remove Douglas Haig's name from park

Director of the Braddon Forum Peter Conway and Director of Alpha Commercial Property Petros Drakakis at Haig Park.

Noel Towell A move by residents of Canberra's inner north to rename a local park looks set to re-open the bitter 100-year debate over Australian casualties in World War I.

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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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Axed public servants head south

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Noel Towell Adelaide is emerging as the safe haven of choice for senior Commonwealth bureaucrats sacked by the federal government.

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Canberra's tallest building may be reinvented as aged-care facility

Lovett Tower in Woden.

Noel Towell Canberra’s tallest building, Lovett Tower in Woden, looks to be heading for a genteel retirement; a possible conversions into an aged-care facility after its last public servant packs up their...

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Parliamentary babies may be out in the cold as childcare centre set to close

Unions say the childcare shortage in the territory is

Primrose Riordan and Noel Towell New paid parking laws and security restrictions are being blamed for the potential closure of childcare services at Parliament House.

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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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Customs pulls the pin

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Noel Towell Canberra's struggling commercial property market has been dealt another blow.

Canberra City Bowling Club likely to be sold

Canberra Bowling Club, Braddon.

Noel Towell Another piece of Canberra’s early history looks set to be lost, with the Canberra City Bowling Club to be bulldozed or sold off.

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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Canberra schoolgirl writes to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to complain about Cory Bernardi's use of commodity

IVF child, 16 year old Hannah Webb has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott seeking reassurance that she is not a

Noel Towell Hannah Webb is not asking for much from Prime Minster Tony Abbott - just an assurance that he does not think of her as a commodity.

Supermarket for public servants proposed for Parliamentary Triangle in Barton

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Noel Towell Developers are in talks with the National Capital Authority for a convenience store, and other retail shops.

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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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Exodus of public servants from Woden gathers pace

Lovett Tower in Woden.

Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy ACT government says it can do little to stem the bleeding of jobs from the precinct.

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Paid parking in Parliamentary Triangle: Workers chase big pay rises to cover fees

Public servants will need pay rises of nearly $400 this year just to cover the cost of parking in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Noel Towell Rank-and-file Canberra public servants will need pay rises of nearly $4000 this year just to cover the cost of parking.

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Taxpayers left with $100m Comcare compo bill

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Noel Towell Taxpayers have been left with a bill of nearly $100 million in the past year as the cost public service workers' compensation claims continues to climb.

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Chinese billionaire makes a move for Canberra Casino

Canberra casino

Noel Towell Canberra could be set for a taste of the high-rolling gambling experience with a Chinese billionaire making a move for the capital's casino.

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Army officer's 'argy bargy' conviction overturned by High Court

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Noel Towell An army officer court martialled over "argy bargy" at army headquarters in Canberra in 2010 has had his conviction overturned by the highest court in the land.

Nishi's builder in financial collapse

The Nishi building site in Canberra.

Stephanie Anderson, Noel Towell, Larissa Nicholson The building contractor on Canberra's troubled Nishi development has collapsed, allegedly owing millions of dollars to local subcontractors.