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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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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New rules 'won't hit' childcare places, fees

Noel Towell The ACT government has hit back at claims of reductions in numbers of childcare places and higher fees under national quality standards for the industry introduced by the federal government.

Foreign missions told to use their diplomatic land in Canberra to build embassies or lose it

Acting high commissioner Asima Rabbani looks at the progress on the Pakistani high commission.

Noel Towell and Primrose Riordan Foreign governments who have been sitting for decades on a little piece of Australia in Canberra's diplomatic precinct will soon be sent a blunt warning: use it or lose it.

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.

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

Duffy resident Ron Forrester has been campaigning to have Canberra' longest-running roadworks at the Cotter Road finished.

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.

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Gold-plated? Not us, guv'nor, says DSS

Money.

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.

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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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.

Public servant flees town after chainsaw attack

The scene at Flax House after the incident took place.

Noel Towell A terrified Department of Human Services public servant has left Canberra in the wake of last year’s chainsaw attack at the department’s Tuggeranong offices.

Ikea heads to Canberra

IKEA is headed to Canberra.

Noel Towell It’s a done deal: Ikea is coming to Canberra.

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Majura Parkway grinds to a halt

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

Noel Towell and Henry Belot Vital earth-moving work on Canberra's $288 million Majura Parkway project stopped on Wednesday morning amid fear that a deal between two building firms to keep the job moving had collapsed.

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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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.

Public Trustee poised to sell elderly woman's home

85 year old Louise Haberkorn, outside her
home in Downer, with her daughter, Petra McManus of Gungahlin.

Noel Towell The ACT Government has tens of thousands of dollars of Louise Haberkorn's money, now it wants to sell her house.

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Majura Parkway roadworks hit contractor pothole

Noel Towell Canberra's biggest construction project, the $288 million Majura Parkway, was plunged into turmoil on Monday with the road's key contractor threatening to walk away from the job.

Majura Parkway project facing crisis as earthworks contractor set to abandon job

A Hewatt Earthworks scraper onsite at the Majura Parkway.

Noel Towell The $288 million Majura Parkway faces major delays and potential cost blow-outs of tens of millions of dollars with its main earthworks contractor set to abandon the job.

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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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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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