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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.

Subarus wreak havoc in Canberra car parks

Phillip Thomson What is it with these Subaru owners in Canberra?

Parking madness: the crazy things Canberrans do to park their car

Drivers have been fined more than 1000 times in the past 18 months for parking in zones exclusively for community nurses and medical practitioners.

Phillip Thomson Energy rating stickers used to try to fool inspectors in Canberra as law breakers nudge doctors and nurses out of valuable car spaces.

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Gai Brodtmann asks for meetings with PM, Eric Abetz, Peter Dutton and others on Mr Fluffy

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Phillip Thomson Push for federal responsibility reaches the highest level.

Canberra Business Council slams federal government tender process

Phillip Thomson Public Service Reporter The Canberra Business Council has shot holes in the way federal public servants choose the best suppliers to meet billions of dollars worth of contracts and has been backed up by one of the nation's...

ALP in ACT gets boost to member numbers

Phillip Thomson The Labor Party's ACT branch has received hundreds of new members since its resounding federal election defeat seven months ago and its three federal politicians are backing reforms put forward by...

Building up speed after exiting PS

Phillip Thomson Striking out to create a new type of business should be like driving down the highway at 110km/hr, said Matt Stimson, a 27-year-old putting together his own social network for Australian teachers...

Liberals say Canberra light rail network could cost $10.9 billion

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Phillip Thomson Canberra Liberals want to start debate on the cost of a light rail network.

Can the Australian Mint always be Royal?

Dropping the word

Phillip Thomson Dropping the word "royal" from the Royal Australian Mint could be a costly mistake for its would-be buyers.

Malcolm Turnbull taunts Andrew Leigh

Malcolm Turnbull unleashed on Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh on Wednesday.

Phillip Thomson "You can imagine the electrodes going on to him," minister says of Leigh.

Costs add up as more cyclists take to public roads and suffer tumbles

Falling off your bike in Canberra can earn you as much as a year sitting at your desk, it shows.

Phillip Thomson Cyclists claiming money from the ACT Insurance Authority after coming off their bikes have been paid as much as $100,000 each.

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Debate over male teacher shortage

Phillip Thomson JUST 24 per cent of teachers in Canberra's public schools are men but, one academic says, the focus should be on having good teachers and not on their gender.

First Brodburger now Gaby's: NCA gives more marching orders

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Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop (Gaby's Takeaway) in a Barton Carpark. After 27 years, the National Capital Authority is trying to kick them out to make more space for car parking.
Filed: Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:06:39 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Phillip Thomson Not only will public servants be paying for parking in the Parliamentary Triangle but they will soon lose a longstanding lunching joint.

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Save Gaby's: campaign to find iconic eatery a new home

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Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop (Gaby's Takeaway) in a Barton Carpark. After 27 years, the National Capital Authority is trying to kick them out to make more space for car parking.
Filed: Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:06:39 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Phillip Thomson and Ben Westcott The National Capital Authority has offered to act as a broker to find another location for the longstanding Barton burger joint Gaby's Takeaway.

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Young Fraser sings on grandfather's old stomping ground, tweet-less

Phillip Thomson At age 23 she is out-tweeted by her grandfather, former PM Malcolm Fraser, but that does not worry the woman who last night entertained a Canberra crowd with her voice.

Jobs offer high-paying opportunity to Mingle

Phillip Thomson The ACT public service has two jobs paying $100,000-plus a year for bureaucrats who want to mingle - with a capital M.

Electoral enrolment push urged

Phillip Thomson Labor frontbencher Kim Carr believes is urging the 500,000 disengaged eligible Australians to enrol.

Asylum seeking Zimbabwe diplomat called 'treasonous'

Phillip Thomson THE ZIMBABWEAN ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila has been labelled treasonous in her home country after her decision to seek asylum in Australia made headlines around the world.

Speeders run free as police issue cautions in school zones

Phillip Thomson Police let off hundreds of drivers caught speeding through Canberra's school zones last year, new figures show.

ACT laws put passive solar homes in the shade

Construction in the suburb of Wright in the Molonglo Valley.

Phillip Thomson Designs for blocks of land are being drawn up in new Canberra suburbs with little exposure to winter sunlight.

Notorious stretch to get lights upgrade

Dr Andrew Leigh.

Phillip Thomson Belconnen Way has a dark history of drivers who have been killed and injured along its stretch.