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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

End in sight after two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road

Noel Towell The motorists of Weston Creek and Canberra’s new Molonglo suburbs have endured more than two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road.

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.

DIY tax plan 'may hit' families

The Australian Tax Office.

Noel Towell Australian families could end up paying for the ATO's plans for big businesses to supervise their own tax returns.

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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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Dream homes turn into nightmares for Canberra buyers

Tanya Nguyen of Wright (front), Bethany and James Liddall, Subhash Rewal,  Thuy Ha and her sister Thi Ha and Lorraine and David Anderson have been left with unfinished houses after paying Sublime big money to build their dream homes.

Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt The net is closing on a Canberra building company accused of leaving home buyers in the lurch with unfinished houses.

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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.

Gallagher plea to PM as asbestos talks fail

Jamie Carpenter (front), and Garry Harriden, removing asbestos from a local site.

Noel Towell Talks aimed at resolving Canberra's buried asbestos crisis have collapsed with the territory government accusing the Commonwealth of double standards.

Another hedge devastated by Canberra's shrub war

Kate Gumley with her hedge that has been at their Ainslie property in Canberra since 1997.

Noel Towell Another casualty in Canberra’s front yard hedge war has emerged - a magnificent 60 metre specimen in Ainslie’s heritage-listed Corroboree Park.

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Hungry beast of Braddon escapes TAMS trim

Leon Arundell of the North Canberra Community Council is forced to walk on the grass due to the over grown hedge that covers the footpath on Chapman Street in Braddon.

Noel Towell This could be the hedge that reignites Canberra's front yard shrubbery war.

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We'll all be pruned: alarm over massacre in the suburbs

Resident of Stokes Street, Griffith, Kim Chapman, inspects a
neighbour's front hedge
On the corner of LaPerouse Street and Stokes Street.

John-Paul Moloney, Noel Towell Four and half years since the last Canberra hedge war, the scars for residents of Stokes Street in Griffith are still healing.

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TAMS creates path to peace in hedge war

New footpath construction to go around a hedge along Gooreen and Chapman St, Braddon,

Noel Towell It's been a war with no winners...until now.

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Fraud probe on ANU students' missing $125,000


Noel Towell, Christopher Knaus The ANU Student Association admits more than $125,000 of its members' money is missing due to alleged fraud.

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ANU newspaper regrets lost money and integrity


Noel Towell The Australian National University's student newspaper has apologised over its conduct around the alleged embezzlement of more than $125,000 of students' money by a former office holder in the...

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Hanson moves with the times, but needs to show lighter side

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Noel Towell Four-and-a-bit years in politics sure can change a bloke's tune.

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Voting in doubt at two more branches

Zed Seselja.

Noel Towell and Lisa Cox The Canberra Liberals' Senate preselection has slipped further into chaos with voting rights now in doubt at two more party branches.

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Liberals in turmoil over voter eligibility


Lisa Cox and Noel Towell There is still confusion about voter numbers in the Canberra Liberals' Senate preselection, just two days before ballots are due be cast.

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Council told to run AGM again

Ms Shirley Gourgaud
President, Belconnen Community Council.

Noel Towell The ACT government's Justice Department has ordered that last year's allegedly stacked general meeting be held again.

Sports Alive punters dudded on debts

Judge Ross Robson.

Noel Towell More than 18,000 gamblers burned by the collapse of ACT-registered bookmaker Sports Alive will get nothing.

Ticketing glitch to force fare refunds

Artists impressions of units proposed to be built in Griffith by Brumbies.

Noel Towell ACTION buses will have to refund tens of thousands of dollar in fares it has overcharged Canberra school children in recent days.

Ombudsman finds collapsed bookie misled authorities

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Noel Towell The ACT's gambling authority has been cleared over its conduct in the $14 million collapse of online bookmaker Sports Alive four years ago.

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