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Phillip Thomson

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

Home Ground charity wants to bring free rent to Canberra

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

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.

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.

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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ASIO and ASIS put out the 'help wanted' sign

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Phillip Thomson Are you a skilled public servant but can't find a job? Then you should become a spy.

Foreign diplomats live life in the fast lane on ACT's roads

ACT Police traffic operations.

Phillip Thomson They can navigate the most sensitive foreign policy dramas in the world but Canberra's roads can bring even the most hard-nosed negotiators undone.

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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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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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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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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.

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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Instant poetry tested in the pub

Phillip Thomson Alcohol, a few moral supporters and a poem scribbled on a napkin.

Envoy takes parting shot

Phillip Thomson CHINA'S ambassador to Australia, Chen Yuming, says protesters outside the embassy continue to cause disruption and annoy Chinese tourists, despite having been a regular fixture outside the Yarralumla...

Paul Donaghue, Magnet Mart founder, starts new golf club business

Phillip Thomson After selling up, Magnet Mart founder Paul Donaghue has redirected his drive into a new business

Boxing Day shopping: retailers forecast cautious mood as job fears linger

Phillip Thomson Retailers expect cautious Christmas to continue into Boxing Day, even as thousands of customers flood into stores for bargains.

Zimbabwe embassy: Diplomatically speaking, it's quite a 'poky place'

The Zimbabwe Embassy at 7 Timbarra Crescent in O'Malley.

Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Zimbabwe's rented embassy building in O'Malley hardly compares with the palatial mansions enjoyed by other envoys in the suburb.

Sri Lankan culture goes on display at high commission

Phillip Thomson IT IS a terracotta artwork that took three months to complete, stands 6.3 metres tall, weighs 1750 kilograms and contains 380 tiles.