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Phillip Thomson

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

Energy bills may turn down potters' kilns

Phillip Thomson The Canberra Potters' Society is investigating whether it should reduce temperature of its kiln down because its electricity bill is so high. 

Legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright to close Canberra office

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Phillip Thomson Norton Rose Fulbright plans to continue servicing federal clients from Sydney and Melbourne when its Civic office closes this year.

Penrhyn House revamp could bring 900 public servants to Woden

Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Empty Penrhyn House in Woden has been revamped by Melbourne based Quintessential Equity in order to attract new tenants when public servants are being shunted out of the town centre.

Chaplaincy scheme overhaul puts Canberra school welfare officer jobs in the firing line

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Phillip Thomson The jobs of 25 school welfare officers in the ACT are under threat.

An Olympic pool in the backyard? $563,980 water bill for Ainslie house

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Phillip Thomson ActewAGL bill reveals ACT's worst ever metering mistake.

Home Ground charity wants to bring free rent to Canberra

Heather Holst, CEO of Home Ground Services.

Phillip Thomson The hunt is on for altruistic landlords willing to rent out their properties for free or at a discounted rate.

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Forestry lobbyist on his bike to pedal a CSIRO message

Australian Forest Products Association chief executive Ross Hampton on his timber bike campaign.

Phillip Thomson Forestry industry lobbyist Ross Hampton wants to save some scientists.

Five things to know before you take redundancy

Public servants shouldn't be dazzled by money when considering a redundancy.

Phillip Thomson The top five tips to know if you should take redundancy.

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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.

ACT Labor robo-polls on light rail

The costs of relocating underground pipes and wires for the Capital Metro project along Northbourne Avenue

Phillip Thomson Survey called "push poll" as cost of Northbourne Avenue works labelled "very very significant".

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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...

Thousands of Canberrans misled, says NBN Co heavyweight

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Phillip Thomson NBN Co chief operating officer says rollout maps given to Canberrans were misleading.

Diesel markings on ACT sports fields continue to concern

Liberal MLA Steve Doszpot.

Phillip Thomson DIESEL is still being used to mark playing areas in the ACT despite continuing environmental and safety concerns.

ACT Capital Metro light rail spin to cost $1m

ACT Transport Minister Simon Corbell.

Phillip Thomson The ACT light rail project could spend nearly $1 million over five years to help sell the project to Canberrans.

Owner of failed gay bar in Canberra in no hurry to try again

Phillip Thomson The owner of a Canberra gay bar that closed its doors after four months says he will not be trying it again any time soon.

Shoppers' treat as Tragic Troubadors take poetic licence in Civic

Phillip Thomson For a bloke who approaches complete strangers and offers to read them a poem, Andrew Galan's knockback rate is surprisingly low.

Martin Brady is all fired up for New Year's Eve in Canberra

Phillip Thomson Martin Brady lives a life with the stars. If the pyrotechnics expert is not firing them into the air, he is working for them.

Lost and pound: Krieger the weimaraner and owner reunited

Phillip Thomson Lack of security cameras at an ACT government animal shelter has been highlighted after a confusing case involving a lost dog.

CSIRO workers pedal-push for sufficient bike bays at Black Mountain

Phillip Thomson Beleaguered CSIRO staff in Canberra are demanding no less than 300 bicycle storage bays at their new Black Mountain site.

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Mystery Subaru racks up a parking fine a fortnight in parliamentary triangle

Phillip Thomson The mysterious owner of a Subaru has notched up a record only Canberrans would appreciate.

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