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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy A continuing drop in energy use by Canberra householders has seen a $6.6 million decline in profits for ActewAGL
Noel Towell The Coalition plans to start axing federal public service jobs just three weeks after it is elected.
Noel Towell Public servants are expected to embrace Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme in "overwhelming numbers".
Noel Towell One of the Coalition's central claims about waste in the public service, that a department spent more than $180,000 studying ergonomic chairs, is wrong.
Noel Towell The ACT public service has launched an informal recruiting drive among federal bureaucrats.
Noel Towell Mystery surrounds the identity of the public service agency the Coalition has earmarked for relocation from Canberra to the NSW central coast.
Noel Towell Paul Cubitt knows more than most about how drugs destroy lives.
Noel Towell The Australian Greens have come to the aid of a former ASIO secret agent who says he was sacked for falling in love with the wrong woman.
Noel Towell A former Canberra ASIO operative says he was sacked by the spy agency for getting the timing wrong.
Noel Towell Public Service Reporter Job cuts at the Department of Health and Ageing will hit its bosses hardest, the department has confirmed.
Noel Towell Top executives at the federal Department of Health and Ageing shared a $5.7 million performance bonus in the 12 months to June last year.
Noel Towell Water utility ACTEW hopes to silence its critics with an independent review of the ''value for money'' of the Cotter Dam and Googong pipeline projects.
Noel Towell The ACT’s water utility ACTEW has been asked to consider making changes to the way it runs its business in the wake of the executive pay controversy.
Noel Towell Accusations continue to fly in the wake of a report on bullying and harassment at peak science organisation CSIRO.
Noel Towell An AFP officer has failed in her legal bid to be paid tens of thousands of dollars in overtime while she was away from work on sick leave.
Noel Towell Commonwealth science organisation CSIRO must do more to combat bullying in its workplaces, an independent report has found.
Noel Towell Canberra police will fight crime using a computer system developed in Gaza and the West Bank.
Noel Towell The flat-pack furniture revolution looks set to arrive in Canberra with Swedish giant Ikea understood to be in talks with the ACT government over a massive block in the city's east.
Noel Towell Comcare lawyers argues that the "vigorous" sex which left a Canberra public servant injured was a personal choice, and she should not be liable for workers' compensation.
Noel Towell Australian Taxation Office unions have given up their legal battle against an industrial tribunal decision they say threatens the job security of the ATO's 25,000 public servants.