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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell and Stephanie Anderson Liberal challenger Peter Hendy has edged further in front as counting continues in the seat of Eden-Monaro, which may yet retain its famous bellwether status.
Noel Towell Liberal challenger Peter Hendy leads by a wafer-thin margin as counting continues in the knife-edge seat of Eden-Monaro.
Noel Towell Rupert Murdoch says public sector workers are "sucking the life" out of the nation's economy.
Noel Towell The Coalition will hit the public service with a bigger efficiency dividend if elected on Saturday, ripping another $428 million from departmental budgets.
Noel Towell Child sex offenders are some of Australia's earliest adopters of technology, according to the nation's top child protection cop.
Noel Towell ACT government economic planners have been told to prepare for recession in Canberra as a Coalition victory in Saturday's election looks ever more likely.
Noel Towell Canberrans with money worries are swamping the city's leading suicide counselling service.
Noel Towell One of Canberra's largest club groups has warned that the ACT's clubs are at risk of being taxed to death amid worsening economic conditions.
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.
Noel Towell The federal government has killed nearly 14,000 kangaroos on a military firing range near Canberra in the past four years.
Noel Towell Keep on brewing a decent cup of coffee, and life will go on.
Noel Towell Planned Coalition cuts to the public service could plunge Canberra into an economic nightmare worse than the downturn of the mid-1990s, according to a new think tank report.
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 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 Public servants are expected to embrace Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme in "overwhelming numbers".
Noel Towell The Coalition plans to start axing federal public service jobs just three weeks after it is elected.
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.