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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
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.
Noel Towell The nation's last line of defence against welfare fraudsters is under threat from public service cost-cutting.
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.
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.
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.
Noel Towell The Canberra region's beloved gang-gang cockatoos are being targeted by criminals who smuggle native birds out of the country.
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.
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.
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.
Noel Towell Free car parking for staff at Canberra's Parliament House looks safe, for at least 13 months.
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...
Noel Towell Developers are in talks with the National Capital Authority for a convenience store, and other retail shops.
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.
Noel Towell and Matthew Raggatt The net is closing on a Canberra building company accused of leaving home buyers in the lurch with unfinished houses.
James Massola, Noel Towell A union push for a 12 per cent pay rise for federal public servants could cost the jobs of more than 23,000 bureaucrats or hit taxpayers with an extra $1.
Noel Towell The Australian Taxation Office’s 23,000 workers have been told by their bosses that redundancy pay-outs are not an entitlement.
Noel Towell Another group of young would-be public service recruits have had their career dreams dashed by the wave of cuts hitting government departments.
Noel Towell The public service has had another legal win in its battle against pornography in the workplace.
Peter Jean and Noel Towell Slashing public service travel budgets has saved taxpayers more than $210 million over three years.
Noel Towell Government departments are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each month ferrying public servants around in taxis.