Noel Towell, The Sydney Morning Herald

Noel Towell

The Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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  • Canberra Times
  • Brisbane Times
  • WAtoday
  • The Age
  • Daily Life
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Recent articles by Noel:

Life is fines for ‘Australia’s next prime minister’ Craig Kelly

The United Australia Leader – who is now unemployed – has been hit with $14,250 worth of fines over election posters by Parramatta Council, and he’s not happy. → Read More

That long-awaited pay rise could be coming any day now, economists say

ANZ bank says 2022 might be the year to get that elusive pay rise, but not everyone is convinced. → Read More

Alert issued as 20 ‘high-risk’ sites added to exposure list

Health authorities are urgently flagging 20 sites of concern tied to a COVID-positive worker from a large food distribution centre who visited sites across Melbourne over a 10-day period. → Read More

More border confusion as Victorians arrive from locked-down Brisbane to ... nothing

Passengers from Brisbane arriving after Friday will be forced into hotel quarantine, but travellers arriving at Tullamarine from Brisbane on Friday were still in the dark. → Read More

Inquiry finds bungled hotel quarantine scheme has cost taxpayers $195m

Hotel quarantine inquiry’s interim report recommends some international arrivals be quarantined at home and contains a breakdown of the program's direct cost so far. → Read More

It's over! Melbourne's long lockdown to end on Tuesday night

City rejoices after months of lockdown ends, but Premier warns there can be no full return to normal without a vaccine. → Read More

Melbourne's COVID-19 curfew an enforcement aid, Andrews confirms

Criticism mounts after Chief Health Officer says overnight stay-at-home rule was not his idea. → Read More

Security guards hired for hotel quarantine in an attempt at social inclusion

A senior Department of Jobs official has been quietly shifted from their role as another describes the "crazy weekend" involved in setting up hotel quarantine. → Read More

John Setka refuses to resign from CFMMEU despite pressure from Labor, unions

CFMMEU secretary John Setka has refused to resign for comments made about domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty. → Read More

The left-right identity fault line cracks through the quinoa curtain

Inner-city Australia marches to its own beat, causing troubles for both major parties → Read More

Six ways Bob Hawke changed your life (that you might not know about)

Bob Hawke's leadership changes Australia in many ways that we take for granted. Here are just a few of the great man's greatest hits. → Read More

'That notorious homosexual': Liberal candidate resigns after attack on Tim Wilson

Liberal hopeful wants Christian activists to work against selecting 'homosexual' MPs. → Read More

'Completely abhorrent': Julia Banks slams former Liberal colleague Gladys Liu

Julia Banks has distanced herself from Liberal candidate Gladys Liu and her former colleague's remarks about LGBTI people. → Read More

Wipeout for the Liberals as Andrews surges to victory on huge red wave

Daniel Andrews and Labor looked poised to return to government as counting got underway on Saturday night in Victoria’s state election. → Read More

Labor heading for huge win after voters back Andrews' spending plans

Daniel Andrews and Labor looked poised to return to government as counting got underway on Saturday night in Victoria’s state election. → Read More

Scores of dead fish, eels wash up after Melbourne factory fire

Authorities say chemicals and firefighting foam have entered the waterways, urging those near Stony Creek not to come into contact with the water. → Read More

Crime stats: Victoria sees another big drop in crime

The Crime Statistics Agency has reported a big drop in recorded offences. → Read More

Labor promises to jail bosses over wage theft

Ten years behind bars and huge fines for worst underpayment offenders under a re-elected Labor state government. → Read More

Unions call for change to secondary boycott laws

Powerful unions are pushing for an overhaul of industrial boycott laws relating to supply chains. → Read More

Cleared militant unionists simply "emboldened"

The federal government has called on Labor to support reforms targetting poor behaviour. → Read More