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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.
Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt The net is closing on a Canberra building company accused of leaving home buyers in the lurch with unfinished houses.
James Massola, Noel Towell A union push for a 12 per cent pay rise for federal public servants could cost the jobs of more than 23,000 bureaucrats or hit taxpayers with an extra $1.
Noel Towell The Australian Taxation Office’s 23,000 workers have been told by their bosses that redundancy pay-outs are not an entitlement.
Noel Towell Another group of young would-be public service recruits have had their career dreams dashed by the wave of cuts hitting government departments.
Noel Towell The public service has had another legal win in its battle against pornography in the workplace.
Peter Jean and Noel Towell Slashing public service travel budgets has saved taxpayers more than $210 million over three years.
Noel Towell Government departments are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each month ferrying public servants around in taxis.
Noel Towell More than half of the 38 young people dumped from AusAID's graduate program last year have been offered jobs in other parts of the public service.
Noel Towell The Sydney labour hire company controlled by one of the city's crime figures made an abortive attempt to set up shop in Canberra.
Noel Towell Andrew Blyth is going to get under the skin of a few people in this town and looks like he's going to enjoy every minute of it.
Noel Towell Unions say calls by Canberra's business lobby to slash spending on public schools and hospitals are ''outrageous.''
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 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.