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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell The workplace tribunal has put the brakes on a plan by the Australian Taxation Office to sack dozens of staff who keep tabs on the country's $500 billion in self-managed superannuation funds.
Noel Towell One of Canberra’s parliamentary departments has a job vacancy that's so good, it doesn't want to tell the rest of the Australian Public Service about it.
Noel Towell The federal government has offered tens of thousands of public servants at its biggest department a pay deal that is nearly 2 per cent below inflation.
Primrose Riordan and Noel Towell New paid parking laws and security restrictions are being blamed for the potential closure of childcare services at Parliament House.
Noel Towell The University of Canberra has become the first Australian university to offer a profit-share scheme to its staff.
Noel Towell A NSW maintenance engineer faces up to five years in jail and his bosses could be fined $3 million over the death of a young Canberra building worker two years ago.
Noel Towell and Primrose Riordan Foreign governments who have been sitting for decades on a little piece of Australia in Canberra's diplomatic precinct will soon be sent a blunt warning: use it or lose it.
Noel Towell and Ben Butler The Australian Taxation Office's internal culture is so poor that its ability to do its job is in danger, according to a scathing internal report.
Noel Towell Canberra’s tallest building, Lovett Tower in Woden, looks to be heading for a genteel retirement; a possible conversions into an aged-care facility after its last public servant packs up their...
Noel Towell The motorists of Weston Creek and Canberra’s new Molonglo suburbs have endured more than two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road.
Noel Towell The Department of Social Services has defended the $55 million budget for the fit-out of its new Tuggeranong building, saying the proposed spend is about right by recent public service standards.
Noel Towell Canberra's struggling commercial property market has been dealt another blow.
Noel Towell Thousands of Defence Department public servants have had their workplace counselling services axed.
Noel Towell The federal government says it is up to the private sector to breathe commercial life into Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle.
Noel Towell Public service bosses at the Department of Social Services want to spend $55 million on a ''gold-plated, Rolls-Royce'' fit-out job for their new offices in Canberra’s south.
Noel Towell The Abbott government says it takes very seriously revelations of bikie gangs rorting millions from Commonwealth fuel subsidies.
Noel Towell Hundreds of Australian Taxation Office top brass soaked up $100,000 of five-star luxury at Canberra's Realm Hotel in March.
Noel Towell A firm linked to an outlaw bikie gang used Australian Air Force fuel supplies in a diesel subsidy fraud that may have cost the Commonwealth millions of dollars, authorities have been told.
Noel Towell A terrified Department of Human Services public servant has left Canberra in the wake of last year’s chainsaw attack at the department’s Tuggeranong offices.
Noel Towell Trucking companies controlled by criminal bikies have defrauded the Commonwealth of millions of dollars in fuel rebates, according to a Taxation Office investigation.