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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Shopping in the triangle? It's a private matter

Noel Towell The federal government says it is up to the private sector to breathe commercial life into Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle.

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.

Foreign governments may lose diplomatic land in Canberra

Gai Brodtmann on a vacant block of land reserved for a embassy off Forster Crescent.

Noel Towell Foreign governments sitting on valuable Commonwealth land, sometimes for decades, in Canberra's diplomatic dress circle will be told to use it or lose it.

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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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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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Drivers find ways to bypass dreaded new parking fees

These vehicles parked in the unsealed open car park between the National Library and the Lake shore.

Noel Towell Householders around Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle are already cashing in on the paid parking regime around the precinct, according to a private sector parking broker.

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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.

'Intelligence is never too dear': Abbott on the $700m price tag

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott attended the opening of the ASIO headquarters in Canberra on Tuesday 23 July 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Noel Towell ‘‘Intelligence is never too dear,’’ quoted Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as he spoke at the opening of spy agency ASIO’s new $700million headquarters on Tuesday.

Few women, no night life - how things have changed

Former Public Commissioner Andrew Podger with Health Department graduate Ellen Ferrington-Michaelis outside the the city's first surviving public service building the National Archives.

Noel Towell Andrew Podger has more stories to tell about the public service in Canberra than most, while Ellen Ferrington Michaelis is just starting on her collection of memories of the bureaucracy's place in...

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Boarding house plan turns back clock

Restaurateur Mr Serif Kaya.

Noel Towell One of Canberra's leading restaurateurs is planning a property investment that takes a tradition from the city's early days and drags it into the 21st century.

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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.

Canberra should look to US for embassy plans: Brodtmann

Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann.

Noel Towell A US-style "free market" approach should be used to allocate land to Canberra's international embassies, according to Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann.

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Last drinks: city's louts face all-bar ban

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Noel Towell, Christopher Knaus Drunken troublemakers in Canberra could find themselves banned from bars across the city - even ones they have never visited - under a scheme being considered by the ACT government.

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Private hospital goes into administration

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Noel Towell Healthcare workers at a private hospital in Canberra’s south face an uncertain future after its owners called in administrators this week.

New technology for cataract surgery in Canberra

News. Laser surgery for the treatment of cataracts with new equipment
at the Capital Day Surgical Centre in Barton. July 12th. 2013 Canberra
Times photograph by Graham Tidy.


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Noel Towell It's the big and expensive machine from America that promises to take the human factor out of cataract surgery in Canberra.

Supermarket policy 'failed' in some areas

Noel Towell The ACT government's supermarket competition policy ''failed'' the people of Giralang by leaving them without local shops for eight years, according to the chairperson of a Legislative Assembly...

Briggs to lead probe of building site safety

Noel Towell Former public service commissioner Lynelle Briggs will lead a major inquiry into health and safety laws on Canberra's building sites.

Abbott snobbed, Turnbull welcomed in ACT election campaign

Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott (right) hold a joint press conference on broadband at the Commonwealth Parliamentary offices in Sydney. 20th December, 2010. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox There is no place for Tony Abbott in the Canberra Liberals' election campaign, but Mr Abbott's emerging leadership rival Malcolm Turnbull has been drafted in to help raise some funds.

Lakeside ride 'Australia's best, but could be better'

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Noel Towell Local cycling lobby group Pedal Power will take local politicians on a ride around Lake Burley Griffin today, as part of a bid to make the lakeside trail "the best half day ride in Australia."

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Rally call: put safety before profit

19 September 2012, News, Noel Towell, The Canberra Times. The workers Union Rally in Civic Square at the lack of safety on construction sites following the death of Ben Catanzariti year this year.

Noel Towell Some Canberra building companies are still putting their profit margins ahead of the lives of their workers, according to the ACT government.