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Phillip Thomson

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

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

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

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.

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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Workaholics: 20 questions too much like hard work

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Phillip Thomson Does work excite you more than family? Do you think about work while falling asleep?

Public service a 'disappearing art', says former mandarin Gary Sturgess

Public service observer Gary Sturgess.

Phillip Thomson Former mandarin Gary Sturgess has voiced concerns about the ability of bureaucrats to speak truth to power.

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Helping hands for all those doing it tough

Communities at Work Care and Share volunteers Ross Houghton and Gary Caitcheon (right) with Yellow Van driver Matthew Montesin (centre) unload a Yellow Van delivery.

Natasha Boddy, Phillip Thomson The rising cost of living has led to a surge in people seeking help from the ACT's welfare sector.

Walls around The Lodge are "piss weak": security experts

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Phillip Thomson The wall around the The Lodge appears "piss weak" and bollards must to be installed out the front or questions need to be asked about whether Tony Abbott is safe to be there, security experts say.

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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.

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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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.

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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Record run for parliamentary triangle's most heavily fined driver

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

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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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