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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell Defence needs systems to stop the rorting, says Xenophon.
Noel Towell The ATO's ability to catch or deter corporate tax cheats is being "gutted" by the downsizing of the office, according to departing insiders.
Phillip Thomson, Noel Towell Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter Louise Abbott represents Australia to the United Nations under ex-Coalition chief of staff.
Noel Towell Nearly 40 of Australia's top military scientists and engineers are to be thrown on the scrap heap.
James Massola, Noel Towell, Matthew Knott The Abbott government will take the axe to the the public service in the federal budget, cutting thousands of jobs in the Australian Tax Office and merging the Immigration and Customs departments.
Noel Towell Australian soldiers who have been moonlighting as security guards at offshore immigration detentions camps, including Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, are quitting their jobs and heading home.
Noel Towell, Ben Westcott It's a right of passage for Australian schoolchildren - the long bus trip to Canberra to visit Parliament House and learn about the nation's democratic institutions.
Noel Towell Australia's 160,000 federal public servants are facing an assault on their traditional 7 and a half hour working day as the Coalition pursues hardline policies on pay and conditions.
Noel Towell In an office in the Immigration Department's Canberra headquarters in early 2011, a public servant was hunched in front of a computer monitor experimenting with something called Radian 6.
Noel Towell and Amy McNeilage Federal government departments are using increasingly powerful cyber-snooping equipment to monitor the social media lives of millions of Australians.
Noel Towell Hundreds of Australian Customs officers are facing the sack after the Abbott government refused to give the department permission to run a $30 million budget deficit.
Noel Towell Australia's big three political parties have been stripped of millions of dollars of taxpayer money they used to send their officials on overseas junkets.
Noel Towell The Australian Taxation Office has been accused of a campaign of intimidation involving the use of threatening letters on tens of thousands of tardy taxpayers.
Noel Towell A $3000-a-week house rented in Canberra last year for the Prime Minister has been quietly handed back to the landlord without Tony Abbott having set foot inside.
Noel Towell A $3000-a-week house rented in Canberra last year for the Prime Minister has been quietly handed back to the landlord, without Tony Abbott having set foot inside.
Noel Towell Federal government departments are running up costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars each month to ferry public servants around in taxis.
Noel Towell Government departments are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each month ferrying public servants around in taxis.
Noel Towell The federal government quietly chopped another $95 million out of Australia's foreign aid effort last month.
Noel Towell Australia's 165,000 federal public servants are on a collision course with the government over their new 12 per cent wage claim.
Noel Towell Government departments have been quietly given the green light to recruit or keep some of their temporary and casual workers, despite the Abbott government's hiring freeze.