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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell Casual workers at federal government call centres around Australia are the latest group of public servants facing cuts to wages and conditions.
Noel Towell Public servants will live almost four years longer, on average, than other workers, according to new research.
Noel Towell The debate over the name of Haig Park in Canberra’s inner-north has gone international.
Noel Towell Federal privacy authorities have been called in after Centrelink left full personal and financial details of clients lying around at a Brisbane suburban railway station last month.
Noel Towell A Canberra psychologist has lost his legal bid for the freedom to call for the criminalisation of gay sex and to legalise discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Noel Towell Up to 45 Treasury department public servants were told on Wednesday they were out of a job.
Noel Towell The axe is hanging over the jobs of another 8000 public servants at the Australian Taxation Office.
Noel Towell A move by residents of Canberra's inner north to rename a local park looks set to re-open the bitter 100-year debate over Australian casualties in World War I.
Noel Towell The federal Finance Minister says the retirement dreams of 160,000 public servants are safe with the Coalition government.
Noel Towell The federal government wants to strip the legal guarantees away from the generous retirement benefits of its tens of thousands of public servants.
Noel Towell The loss of Canberra’s dedicated Fair Work Commissioner could not come at a worse time for the city’s workers or their bosses, the ACT government says.
Noel Towell Canberra's cold snap has been accompanied by another icy blast for more than 100,000 of the city’s households who will see their gas bills soar.
Noel Towell The Defence Department has told it 20,000 public servants that they should expect a long wait for wage talks to begin.
Noel Towell Adelaide is emerging as the safe haven of choice for senior Commonwealth bureaucrats sacked by the federal government.
Primrose Riordan and Noel Towell Public servants on maternity leave and new graduates from the Treasury Department are being forced to apply for their own jobs.
Noel Towell The CSIRO has paid lawyers $4.5 million to investigate bullying allegations that dogged the organisation for years but without a single instance of workplace bullying recorded.
Noel Towell Australian soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel may be facing the same below-inflation wage offer as their civilian Defence Department counterparts.
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.