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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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

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...

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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Social Services' gold-plated new digs

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Noel Towell Public service bosses at the Department of Social Services want to spend $55 million on a ''gold-plated, Rolls-Royce'' fit-out job for their new offices in Canberra’s south.

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Canberra braces for federal budget 'black Tuesday'

The Abbott government's first budget paints some dark days ahead for Canberra.

Noel Towell and Phillip Thomson Canberra braces for a "black day" with the Abbott government's first budget set to hit the city hard.

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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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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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'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.

CSIRO must act on bullying: report

Noel Towell Commonwealth science organisation CSIRO must do more to combat bullying in its workplaces, an independent report has found.

Report comes down hard on CSIRO critics

Sophie Mirabella.

Noel Towell Accusations continue to fly in the wake of a report on bullying and harassment at peak science organisation CSIRO.

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Senior executives will bear the brunt of health department job cuts

Secretary of Department of Health and Ageing Jane Halton.

Noel Towell Public Service Reporter Job cuts at the Department of Health and Ageing will hit its bosses hardest, the department has confirmed.

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ACT businesses fear for the future

Andrew Blyth, CEO of
the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, out the front of a building for lease in Phillip.

Noel Towell Business confidence in the future of the ACT economy is in free fall, the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

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.

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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Northside to get birthing boost with Labor's Calvary policy

Noel Towell ACT Labor has unveiled its election policy for Calvary Hospital, promising 69 new beds and a boost to birthing services for the Belconnen health service.

Labor vows $63m Calvary rebirth

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Noel Towell ACT Labor has promised a total of 69 new beds for Calvary Hospital and a boost to birthing services for the Belconnen health service.

20yo fighting for life after worksite accident

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Noel Towell A young Canberra apprentice, aged just 20, is fighting for his life after a serious workplace accident in the city’s south yesterday.

ACT Liberals pledge to build autism-specific school

3rd September 2012, Story by Peter Jean  , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,   Liberal party leader Zed Seselja overlooking houses in South Canberra  from Mt Taylor this afternoon.

Noel Towell The Canberra Liberals will officially launch their election campaign today with a promise to build Canberra's first autism-specific school.

Worker hurt, as asbestos fears emerge

Canberra Hospital.

Noel Towell Another Canberra workman was in hospital last night after a workplace accident, while an inner city building site was shut down because of fears over asbestos handling.