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

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

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?

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

Zimbabwe ambassador to Australia Jacqueline Zwambila defects

Zimbabwe Ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila has asked the Australian Government for asylum because she fears for her safety if she returns to Zimbabwe.

Phillip Thomson Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia is seeking a protection visa so she can stay in Australia.

Parkes Way ahead in ACT intersection bingles

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Phillip Thomson It is confirmed. The two large roundabouts within a kilometre of each other along Parkes Way near the city are confusing bingle belts.

Cyclists taken for a ride

Maureen Bronjes had her brand new $4000 Trek bike stolen a week ago.

Phillip Thomson BICYCLE thefts in Canberra increased by 12 per cent in the past year, according to police.

Crisis summit on business failures

The newly elected CEO of the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Andrew Blyth, with the city of Canberra behind him.

Phillip Thomson A crisis meeting will address Canberra's dubious title as Australia's business failure capital.

Collision-prone highway fails AAA rating test

The intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Tuggeranong Parkway.

Phillip Thomson The Barton Highway is below international standard, with almost 100 smashes a year.