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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
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.
Noel Towell An ACT public servant’s sore knee has re-opened up the battle over what constitutes a public sector workplace injury.
Noel Towell The quality of Australia's $500 million aid effort to Indonesia is at risk from a "stampede" of local workers fleeing a "crippling work environment" imposed by Foreign Affairs bosses in Canberra,...
Noel Towell The Defence Department’s publicity battalion has called in reinforcements from the private sector, spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars on consultants for public relations...
Noel Towell The Prime Minister's cash-strapped Public Service Department has been paying consultants $20,000 a month to advise on how to slash its workforce.
Noel Towell It's not an easy thing - walking away from seven decades of history for Canberra's military services community.
Noel Towell and Phillip Thomson Canberra braces for a "black day" with the Abbott government's first budget set to hit the city hard.
Noel Towell and Henry Belot Vital earth-moving work on Canberra's $288 million Majura Parkway project stopped on Wednesday morning amid fear that a deal between two building firms to keep the job moving had collapsed.
Noel Towell Canberra's biggest construction project, the $288 million Majura Parkway, was plunged into turmoil on Monday with the road's key contractor threatening to walk away from the job.
Noel Towell The $288 million Majura Parkway faces major delays and potential cost blow-outs of tens of millions of dollars with its main earthworks contractor set to abandon the job.
Noel Towell Australian politicians and public servants tempted by bribery or corruption can soon turn to a mobile moral compass if their own consciences are found to be wanting.
Noel Towell The ACT Government has tens of thousands of dollars of Louise Haberkorn's money, now it wants to sell her house.
Noel Towell Car sharing has never come naturally to Canberra's public servants but one young local entrepreneur and the city's global warming activists want to change all that.
Noel Towell The ACT's Health complaints authority has blasted the processes that led to a prisoner being handcuffed for five days to a bed at Canberra Hospital in 2012.