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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra Costco to open petrol station

Fleta Page and Noel Towell Canberra petrol could soon get considerably cheaper with Costco to open a petrol station next to its Majura Park store.

Superannuation guarantee a matter of trust: experts

Noel Towell Government and union claims should be treated with scepticism, academics say.

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Carol Mills plans retail revolution for Parliament's shop

Carol Mills in the Parliament House Gift Shop with some Canberra made products.

Noel Towell Canberra products seen as the key to turning around Parliament's struggling shop.

APS commissioner denies freeze on hiring

Noel Towell But recruitment "arrangements" are beginning to bite, says Sedgwick.

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Telstra takes over Medicare, Centrelink call centres

Noel Towell Telstra will start taking over Centrelink and Medicare call centre services from the federal government in six weeks.

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Tony Abbott's indigenous takeover in 'disarray'

Noel Towell PM's Indigenous Affairs group in "the doldrums".

Bosses tell triangle public servants they're on their own with parking fees

Tough luck: Finance workers at the John Gorton Building will not be getting any parking subsidies.

Noel Towell No help from above for thousands of bureaucrats.

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Tribunal backs government insurer's decision to stop paying for public servant's physiotherapy

Noel Towell Tribunal backs insurer to cease paying for treatment.

The great public service redundancy rip-off

It pays: to make sure calculations have been correctly done before signing for redundancy.

Noel Towell Departing bureaucrats urged to double-check their offers.

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'Third way' for government services wins Kevin Andrews's approval

Noel Towell Public servants should form their own co-operatives and bid for the right to provide government health, education, welfare and even emergency services, according to a new report that has won the...

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Why the ATO is losing the battle against the "transnationals" -

Noel Towell Google, Starbucks and Ikea cashing in on reduced ATO ability to make them pay.

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Exile on Childers Street for 'excess' Treasury public servants

The Treasury Building in Parkes on King Edward Terrace.

Noel Towell The 35 public servants who have lost their jobs at Treasury have been sent into offices in Civic.

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Sex offender has parole hearing a week before facing court on murder charge

Noel Towell and Michael Inman Parole hearing just days before trial.

Respect and diversity workshop left me with PTSD, claims public servant

Noel Towell Bid for more compensation knocked back

Organised crime busters' wages and conditions to be smashed

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Noel Towell Public servants who fight organised crime for the Australian Crime Commission✓ have been asked to give up any pay rises for the next three years.

Parking in the Triangle, it's a lottery

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Noel Towell A ballot will be used to allocate precious spaces to DFAT public servants.

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Barnaby Joyce slackness cost us our pay rise, say researchers

Noel Towell Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is being blamed for torpedoing a modest pay rise for public servants at the government's grains research body.

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Defence's 'bad apples' getting away with it: Senator

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon.

Noel Towell Defence needs systems to stop the rorting, says Xenophon.

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Former minister's driver wins right to compo for injury sustained lugging bags

Noel Towell The federal government has failed in a legal bid to deny compensation to a Commonwealth chauffeur who hurt her shoulder carrying heavy bags for former defence minister Stephen Smith✓ while he...

Public servant claimed 500 physio visits for back and sues Comcare for more

A new study finds computers are better at reading pain in human faces.

Noel Towell A former Canberra public servant who has had more than 500 taxpayer-funded physiotherapy sessions is taking legal action to keep the treatment going.