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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
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.
Noel Towell An army officer court martialled over "argy bargy" at army headquarters in Canberra in 2010 has had his conviction overturned by the highest court in the land.
Noel Towell The rebels of the Eureka Stockade might have been in trouble if they had found themselves in Terence Higgins' court.
Noel Towell A former soldier horrifically injured in a brutal sexual initiation ritual 23 years ago has lost a bid for workers' compensation.
Noel Towell The Australian Taxation Office will cut 900 jobs in the next seven months, staff were told late on Wednesday
Noel Towell Canberra could be set for a taste of the high-rolling gambling experience with a Chinese billionaire making a move for the capital's casino.
Noel Towell Public service authorities have issued a plan to deal with a wave of employment refugees in the wake of the Abbott government's cuts to the bureaucracy.
Noel Towell, Markus Mannheim Only 251 federal public servants have left their jobs since the Abbott government was elected, most with redundancies.
Noel Towell Friday's "hostile takeover" of AusAID by Foreign Affairs was never expected to go smoothly but nobody thought DFAT public servants might want their new colleagues dead.
Noel Towell Taxpayers have been left with a bill of nearly $100 million in the past year as the cost public service workers' compensation claims continues to climb.
Noel Towell The public servant denied compo for injuries sustained in a sex session says she has moved on.
Noel Towell The ACT govt has called in its lawyers to look at allegations that it was misled by Woolworths
Noel Towell Giralang supermarket row deepens amid claims the minister and the community were misled.
Noel Towell Canberra's runaway residential rental market has cooled for the first time since the recession of the 1990s, according to official federal government figures.
Noel Towell Canberra families have seen their annual electricity bills surge by 34 per cent, or more than $460 a year on average, in the past three years according to new research by a leading charity.
Noel Towell Human Services bureaucrats notch up three weeks of no-shows in the past financial year.
Noel Towell Treasury bureaucrats are being offered payouts of up to $134,000 to walk away from their jobs as the department resorts to redundancies to try to balance its budget.
Noel Towell Labor's federal caucus has had a "nasty factional brawl over the spoils of defeat", says former chief minister Jon Stanhope.