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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Paid parking in Parliamentary Triangle: Workers chase big pay rises to cover fees

Noel Towell Rank-and-file Canberra public servants will need pay rises of nearly $4000 this year just to cover the cost of parking.

Former police officer's 25-year-old worker's compo claim thrown out

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Noel Towell A former federal police officer has failed in his bid for compensation for injuries he sustained on his way to work.

Drivers find ways to bypass dreaded new parking fees

These vehicles parked in the unsealed open car park between the National Library and the Lake shore.

Noel Towell Householders around Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle are already cashing in on the paid parking regime around the precinct, according to a private sector parking broker.

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Anxious wait for Sublime Developments creditors owed $2.5m

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Noel Towell The conduct of the owners of failed Canberra builder Sublime Developments will be investigated after a court ordered the company be wound up this week and called in the liquidators.

NASA cost-cutting panics staff at space centre

To mark 50th anniversary of Deep Space Network, the head of NASA Mr Charles Bolden visits the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla.

Noel Towell There were plenty of smiles for the cameras this week as Canberra's Deep Space Communication Complex celebrated its 50th birthday.

Philip Pocock punished for views on homosexuality

Philip Pocock

Noel Towell Tribunal will be asked to decide if a psychologist has the right to call for the criminalisation of gay sex.

Exodus of public servants from Woden gathers pace

Lovett Tower in Woden.

Noel Towell and Tom McIlroy ACT government says it can do little to stem the bleeding of jobs from the precinct.

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Welcome to Woe-den: tallest tower to empty as public service job cuts hit hub hard

The Lovett tower in Woden, current home to the federal environment and veteran's affairs departments.

Noel Towell, Meredith Clisby and Fleta Page Canberra’s tallest building, Woden’s Lovett Tower, is set to become a near-empty shell when hundreds of public service occupants move out in two years.

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Fears for Centrelink welfare fraud teams as ABS is brought in to run audit

Noel Towell The nation's last line of defence against welfare fraudsters is under threat from public service cost-cutting.

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Master Builders Association calls for inquiry to root out rogue operators in ACT

Jerry Howard, Deputy Executive Director of Master Builders Association of the ACT.

Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt An independent inquiry into Canberra's building industry is the only thing that can rid the capital of the "rotten apples" ripping off home owners, suppliers and tradies, the peak builders' body says.

Another company accused of failing Canberra home owners

Homeowners Ling Palm with her husband Nicholas Palm and design consultant Angela Penhallow.

Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt Another Canberra home builder is accused of leaving a trail of debt disputes and half-built houses around the city.

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Debts of failed builder Sublime may soar to $2.5 million

Tanya Nguyen of Wright a long with other homebuyers throughout Canberra back L-R ,  Bethany and James Liddall , Subhash Rewal,  Thuy Ha and her sister Thi Ha and  Lorraine and David Anderson have been left with unfinished houses after paying Sublime big money to build their dream homes.

Noel Towell Failed Canberra builder Sublime Developments may owe up to $2.5 million to home buyers, tradesmen and suppliers around the capital, according to the company's administrator.

Canberra's gang-gang cockatoos under threat from smugglers

Noel Towell The Canberra region's beloved gang-gang cockatoos are being targeted by criminals who smuggle native birds out of the country.

Meet Duncan, your 'elegant' new friend in the parking lot

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Noel Towell Meet the Duncan MX. If you work in Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle, you’re going to be seeing a lot of each other this year.

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Green light given for Canberra water projects

The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberras other polluted waterways.

Noel Towell The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra's other polluted waterways.

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Fraud on menu in Parliament, Senate inquiry told

Fiona Wright, who was in charge of W Catering at Parliament House.

Noel Towell Parliamentary authorities had evidence of "fraud" on a catering contract for the building but did not notify police, a Senate committee has heard.

Parliamentary parking perks will remain for now

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Noel Towell Free car parking for staff at Canberra's Parliament House looks safe, for at least 13 months.

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CPSU says staff at IP Australia are under stress due to 'unreasonable' workloads

Noel Towell Public Service Reporter Public servants at the government's trademark enforcement agency are being targeted by a performance management taskforce as they struggle to cope with ''unreasonable'' workloads, the public sector...

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Supermarket for public servants proposed for Parliamentary Triangle in Barton

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Noel Towell Developers are in talks with the National Capital Authority for a convenience store, and other retail shops.

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Foreign governments may lose diplomatic land in Canberra

Gai Brodtmann on a vacant block of land reserved for a embassy off Forster Crescent.

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.

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