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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Rattenbury calls deadline and prepares for talks on pivotal role

Greens' MLA Shane Rattenbury.

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox The ACT's political kingmaker, Shane Rattenbury, has warned voters to brace for a wait of several days before they know who will form government.

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Hunter concedes Greens rout

20th October 2012 , News, Canberra Times, ACT ELECTIONS 2012, Story by Ewa Kretowicz.    Leader of the ACT Greens party Meredith hunter arrives at Aranda Primary school to cast her vote in the Territory elections.

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox The ACT Greens gave up all hope last night of avoiding a near-electoral wipe-out with party leader Meredith Hunter saying she was ''pretty sure'' there would be just one Greens MLA left in the...

Preferences point to Corbell's return

121020 NEWS Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by Tallyroom staff. ACT Election, Tallyroom action. Labor's Simon Corbell.

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox Long-serving Labor minister Simon Corbell has held on to his Molonglo seat by about 1500 votes over Labor candidate Meegan Fitzharris, last night's penultimate count of preferences show.

History against Hunter as Greens limp away

17 October 2012. News. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. ACT Greens leader, Meredith Hunter. 


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Noel Towell The ACT Greens slipped into deeper electoral trouble last night with updated vote counting showing for the second night running that their leader Meredith Hunter is heading for defeat.

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Stanhope backs core Labor values

17 August 2012. News. Journalist Peter Jean.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan.  Former ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope at home in Bruce, he has been appointed the new administrator of Christmas and Cocos Islands.

Noel Towell Federal and state Labor governments should learn from ACT Labor's improved showing in Saturday's territory election, the former chief minister Jon Stanhope said.

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Corbell, Hunter back in the race

Corbell and Hunter

Noel Towell Simon Corbell and Meredith Hunter appear to be back in contention - by the slimmest of margins - to hold their places in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

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How a work day ended in emergency

Jayson Bush

Noel Towell Jayson Bush started his work day like any other on Monday but it finished with the 21-year-old flat on his back in hospital and near-death tale to tell.

Greens brace for campaign's black Saturday

Meredith Hunter

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox ACT Greens leader Meredith Hunter is in danger of losing her Assembly seat in the final count of votes in Saturday's territory election.

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Nervous wait for a hopeful few

Canberra Liberals candidate Elizabeth Lee at her city office.

By Noel Towell The ACT's Hare-Clark electoral system can be brutal with sitting members often in more danger from their own party's candidates than their political opponents.

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Libs willing to talk on light rail, plastic bags

21st October 2012, Story by Noel Towell , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Liberal leader Zed Seselja holds a bbq at his house this afternoon, Zed in control of the bbq

Noel Towell Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja says he might be willing to back down on some policy areas, in return for ACT Greens’ support to form government.

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Leaders shape up to woo Greens

Liberal leader Zed Seselja

Noel Towell, Lisa Cox, Ross Peake Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja says talks with the ACT Greens about forming government will be subject to ''parameters''.

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The major parties strive for balancing act to form govt

121020 NEWS Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by Tallyroom staff. ACT Election, At the Labor Party function at the National Press Club. Labor leader, Katy Gallagher after her speech with two of her children, Evie, 5 and charlie 6

Noel Towell Chief Assembly Reporter GOVERNMENT in the ACT hangs in the balance today after a surge to the Canberra Liberals looked likely to have delivered the party eight Assembly seats, an all-time high for the Liberals.

Seselja will need to use all his powers of persuasion to reign

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Noel Towell Comment WELL, this is interesting.

Libs need a hard sell to curry Greens favour

20th October 2012, News, Canberra Times, Photo by COLLEEN PETCH, Liberal leader Zed Seselja enters the Liberal post-election party with wife Ros and children.

Noel Towell Well, this is interesting.

Big swing to the Liberals, but ACT Labor still leading poll

Green's MLA Amanda Bresnan.

Lisa Cox, Noel Towell Early ACT poll data shows massive swings to the Canberra Liberals with the ACT Greens likely to lose two seats.

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Some Assembly required

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Noel Towell To determine just why Zed Seselja and his Canberra Liberals have such a mountain to climb to claim victory in today's territory election, go back nearly four years, to July 23, 2009.

Early votes could indicate trend

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Noel Towell Most of today's election results will be known by early evening after more than 20 per cent of the ballots were cast before polling day.

ACT election: the betting's over

Noel Towell Hundreds of gamblers made an early score yesterday on the ACT election with an online bookmaker halting bets on the poll and paying out $20,000 to punters who backed Labor.

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Parties send $13b bundle to the booth

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Noel Towell and Lisa Cox Voters in today’s ACT election are being asked to cast their ballots on promises by the territory’s three major political parties worth nearly $13 billion.

'It's a sure thing': bets close on ACT election

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Noel Towell Hundreds of gamblers have made an early score on tomorrow's ACT election with an online bookmaker halting bets on the poll and paying out $20,000 to punters who backed Labor.