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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell Australia's defence and social welfare bureaucracies bore the brunt of Labor's spending cuts, new figures show.
Stephanie Anderson and Noel Towell Having a $17,000 bill slashed to $20 is reason to celebrate in anyone's language but for one Canberra couple it's a financial boon that has come with a fair bit of stress not to mention cost.
Noel Towell The ACT Government could be hit with demands for refunds of millions of dollars it reaped in stamp duty on house-and-land packages in Canberra's north after accepting defeat in a landmark legal case.
Noel Towell The tax Office looks set to walk away from its presence in regional Australia.
Noel Towell Australian families could end up paying for the ATO's plans for big businesses to supervise their own tax returns.
Noel Towell Despite a "hiring freeze", Government departments have been quietly given the green light to recruit or keep some of their temporary and casual workers'.
Canberra schoolgirl writes to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to complain about Cory Bernardi's use of commodity
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.
Noel Towell Households earning up to $160,000 a year can now get a taxpayer-assisted helping hand into Canberra's housing market, courtesy of the ACT government.
Noel Towell One local scholar said the ground-breaking Mapping Our World exhibition was actively concealing early chapters in the story of the mapping of this continent.
Noel Towell The battle over a planned Woolworths supermarket at a local shopping complex in Belconnen will go to the highest court in the land.
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.
Noel Towell A career lifeline thrown to dozens of dumped AusAID graduates by the Foreign Affairs Department will not end the controversy, the public sector union has warned.
Noel Towell The Australian Taxation Office to close offices in search for solution to thousands of empty desks.
Noel Towell Department of Foreign Affairs faces legal action over its dumping of young people hired by the AusAID before they even started work.
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.
Noel Towell A federal public servant sacked for making false bullying allegations against his boss could also face criminal action for claiming workers' compensation for mental stress caused by the "harassment".
Noel Towell The ex-Treasury man is back in the limelight for a good cause.
Noel Towell Employment in the ACT's public sector has exploded by 30 per cent in six years, far outstripping the other states and territories.
Noel Towell Immigration's long-serving spin doctor Sandi Logan has quit, saying he is taking a 12-month sabbatical.
Noel Towell Museum still hopes to secure a $26 million hoard of national treasures earmarked for sale overseas.